Virginia Military Institute - Bomb Yearbook (Lexington, VA)

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WM i . VMI is a turning point. The Institute produces a special breed of graduate. Many matriculate for numerous reasons — few gain the VMI diploma. Why does a man come to VMI? The reasons are varied: athletics are important to some, the academics attract many, the small size of the Institute influences a few, and a small percentage choose VMI as a road to a military career. Tradition plays a part in the decision of some — family habits are often difficult to break. ■.: ■ . ■, :. .4.. ..-- r. .. - ,r .v " g-, ■■ ' m ' tim ' iw mmimt fw .■ ' mw aifei» --a»r5y» ' :?;-v » y . ,4. ' ' ' - IT JSStMm ' ' ■ ' ■•■ - ' j nw in l ' »4f4l |] iJtIji ' v lw ! ;? ' iii i» » Hi [»i Having entered VMI, he has two routes to travel; he can persevere for the entire four years . . . or he can leave. The military system turns some away, while the physical requirments weed out the weak. The Ratline claims many casualties. The lure of greener pastures capture those who enjoy a steady social life — the transgressions of a few attract the attention of the Honor Court. Other aspirants are eliminated by rigorous academic standards. I I Ill II I , mp ii iiiiwniii n il I m 1 « -, H- » I: I- i M Those few who stay at the Institute receive more than the VMI di- ploma. They share in the fires that temper the bonds of friendship. The mystical link between VMI alumni is conceived during cadetship and matured after graduation. During the process of cadetship a special pride is developed; in the school, in the class, and in the self. A VMI man learns to value his honor — he lives with honor and acts with honor. The VMI system disciplines a cadet with a stern code and a spartan life . . . i a y yy y y yyy yy y . y - y j _ yyy y , z yy Ay - A y z yy y y y ' y . yy yy y yy y y yy y ' V ' y . ' y y.j y y r f yy y yy ,-y. ' 1:r ' y. 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' ' •■ i . .y ' ' .V y ■ , r-- -H S. m REPOKTING OF nSLINQUENCIKS 30 - 31 OCTOBER 1975 SPBCI AL REPORT S Blank, JE Failure to walk ratline, 30 Oct Borojcvlch, G Failure to algn up for roon confinemant, 30 Oct Cafarella, FT Creating a diaturbancc In barracks during ■■■iag evening OQ, 30 Oct Crln, DC Not all right vlslt ' ng evening CQ, 30 Oct Dlckeraon, LW Failure to Infom self of atatua, 31 Oct Doerr, DR Creating a disturbance In barracks during evening CQ, 30 Oct Falst, JA Creating a disturbance In barracks during evening CQ, 30 Oct Hansond, GJ Absent FT ' a, 30 Oct Hutchlngs, ED Disrespect to a oenbcr of the guard; i.e., telling his to " shut up " 31 Oct; also to a cadet captain Kelly, DC Not all right 4th CP, 31 Oct Leavltt, JZ Not all right evening CQ, 30 Oct Manning, WW Creatlnft a disturbance in barracks during evening CQ, 30 Oct MeCourt, IP Trifling with s Rat Co.; I.e., UDSuthorlaad entry Into Rat Co. ranks marching up fron Maaa Hall, 30 Oct Morris, BC Cresting a disturbance In barracks during evening CQ, 30 Oct Parry, DO Creating a disturbance In barracks during evening CQ, 30 Oct Pleasants, JB Missed intervlefw ivth taaeher, 28 Oct Replogle, XE TJ Failure to sign up for rooti confinasent, 30 Oct Ssilth, m Failure to walk Ratline, 30 Oct StsBMy, TM Creating a disturbance in barracks during aveaing CQ, 30 Oct Stavaaa, NS lap pracadura as recorder: i.e., failure to cheek All Up oa OCMNI slip, 31 Oct Stranger, JC Shower shoes lader table, shoe rack la disorder, books on tabl and tcwel lap displayed, 31 Oct m r ■IpS But it makes him a better man. ES ' t B fe 5 := Si ' Xv 76 BOMB VMI Lexington. Virginia Vol Co Editor Mick Curie Co Editor Grigg Mullen Business Manager Cirrington First Cliss Editor Liyout Editor Lee J. DeM( McVeigh Dennis Puckctt Sports Editor |im Lof ton Activities Photogriphy Mick Lifferty Dirkroom Photoj raphv Skceter Ashby DEDICATION The highlight of every cadet ' s day is looking into his mailbox, brushing aside the spider, and grasping a letter. Mail brightens up the day more than a cancelled MEI. For as long as we can remember, Mrs. Elizabeth Messick has delivered our meager reminders of civilized life into our mail- boxes, and still had time to stop and cheer up a glum Keydet who stands forlorn and forgotten. Alas, much to the sorrow of the Corps, Mrs. Messick will gradu- ate with the class of 1976 — for she must retire in September of 1 976. She views the severing of a long and enjoyable associa- tion with the Corps with as much sorrow as the Corps does. She voices her sentiments on her retirement: " I like it here, I hate to leave. I ' ll miss the cadets, but I ' ll be able to work part time so I ' ll still see my boys. " There are cadets who, stranded at the " I " over a vacation, have been welcomed into the Messick home. Other cadets have been invited to the table for a fine Sunday dinner. The 1976 BOMB is hereby dedicated to Mrs. Messick, for she has proven a true friend to the Corps and is deserving of far greater honors than we can bestow on her. ' - i » » F : S " pi iPii wmmmmmmm w. W M. jfi : THE FIRST CLASS — ■§ P " ! " B ' I Hl ■■•vwj v iJk. ' ..: ■ ' wT. " . i % - ' is. i;- ' T? r " - -v-, Dexter Gilliam President Frank Delaine Vice President Oscar Cammuse FHE CLASS OF 1976 )n August 24, 1972 we signed our names on a roster that ifforded the waiting list to the future. For four years our lames have been l isted and we have survived the chal- enges of life. Yes, it was life. But not a life familiar to most. irginia herself was a challenge to those who didn ' t know ler. Military was the discipline that many couldn ' t under- jtand. Institute was the road to learning that ail of us raveled, but at different speeds. Separately, these three ivords, Virginia, Military, Institute, were challenges to each Df us. But combined these three words formed the one :hallenge for all of us. The challenge of V.M.I, was great and only by combined 3ffort and will did we survive, and achieve our one true denominator; graduation. Byron Dodd Adams " Barney. Barn, Weasel " Lexington. Virginia English — Field Artillery ends who would ( , Track 4, 3, 2. 1; Ghetto, AMOST; The first night that I r last, but somehow he because of all the fun- Rat year Barney made many go to visit him late at night. There wet shaving cream and banana bread were our mam source of fun. Probably one of the most memorable experiences other than the radiator at the Heritage House would be our Christmas party for the Mole, and of course we did not start it. At the end of the Rat year, and as before, we felt that Barney would return, but this time he kept his word. Our second class year he decided that the " L " held what he wanted, so he returned to the room with Nasp. Stick, and myself. It took a ally readiusted to the VMI life again and late Weasi s in which you would hear him t " . but with a line like that you at night there would be many d Stick. There have also been tim say. " Yes you do " , and " No I do would just have to concede. This year with AMOST will be broken up in May. how. of ' 76 will stay for another. Will Crawford Adams " Will " . " W. C " . " Baldy " Martinsville. New Jersey History — Field Artillery Ameoba Crew 3. 2, 1: Band 4, 2, 1; Bomb Staff 3, 2; Bugles 2, 1: Cadet Battery 3, 2, 1; 1st Sgt, 2; X.O. 1; Echo Co. 3; Firefighters 3,2,1; Glee Club 4,3,2.1; Librarian 2.1; Jackson Battery 4. 3. 2. 1; Little John II 3, 2, 1; Religious Council 3 2 1; Treasurer 2; President 1; Private 4, 3, 2. 1; R.D.C. Record Holder 76 ' ; Pep Band 4. 3; PLC ' s 2. 1; S 5 Staff 3. 2. 1; Salute Battery 4, 1 What can one say about a place that has alternated between the outer limits and just this side of reality? V.M.I, has been a time of learning and discovery, it has been a time of fulfillment and despair. Will Adams came to V.M.I determined to be a cadet and graduate. He has had a long hard struggle. Against seemingly insurmountable odds he has lived up to the tradition of " never say die " . Will has a genuine feeling and enthusiasm for life that few people possess. Just remember that when life looks It ' s bleakest to " Fire Luke " . Will Adams ' You bet he will !!! To my BR ' s I offer these final words: May you know wisdom and instruction, understand words of insight, receive instruction in wise dealings, righteousness, justice and equality. Proverbs: 1:2-3 Dykes: 1973 Walter Bowden Ed Hall 1979 Larry Adams Ali Ramezani Stephen Robert Allen Civil Engineering Corps of Engineers Saugus. Massachusetts Pvt. 4. 3, 2, 1; Cadet Battery 4; Dean ' s List; C.E. Lab Assistant 1: Newman Club 4; Low Profile 4. 3. 2, 1; SAME. 2, 1; AS. C.E. 2, 1; MacGregor ' s Marauders 2. 1; Webb ' s Ducks 2 5 Recondo, 2.5 " Degrees of ability may vary, but the basic principle remains the same: The degree of a man ' s independence, initiative and personal love for his work, determines his talent as a worker and his worth as a man. " — Ayn Rand There is no place like home: Massachusetts Dyke, ' 73 George Tisdale Dykes, ' 79 Jim Allen, Jeff Joyce Charles Kilbourne Archer Chuckles, Demo Kid. Charlie Fu McLean, Virginia English, Armor Pvt 4 3 2 l;Dean ' sList, ' !,3,2, l;MilitariaSociety,4;Ca Jet Staff writer, 3; Zoo Crew. 3, 2, 1; Sounding Brass, 2; Cadet Publications Board, 2; English Speaking Union. 2; Academically Dishnguished, 2, 1; Tanker Platoon, 2; Karate Club, I. Charlee arrived at the " I " gung ho, ruff tuff, hard chargin ' . low crawlin ' , straight shoohn ' , rapid firm ' , highly motivated future Marine Corps Officer. His exuberance was soon quelled when he received his medical DQ. After this Chuckles became the official Airborne Attitude Checker, Charlie ' s credentials for this position were unprecedented, having amassed 91 demerits his third class year. He served his second class year as Captain of the BSR commandos, his seniority being obtained from countless all nighters with Philo papers. Charlie continued to press up the hill ol science with noble inebriahon by leading numerous recons to the Paramount and Johnny ' s. Chuckles always showed his bibulous spirit by being the first there and first to fall. His hrst class year Charlie Fu drove Squat and Chesty off post with his neversay study athtude and his stereo system. Dykes: ' 73 Terry Tillman Ivan Nicholas Miroslav Ardan Pvt 4 3; Commanders 4, 3, 2; Brass Ensemble 4; Young Republicans4, 3; Sgt, 2; Firefighters 2, 1;RDC 1; IstLt. liV ' s ??; Amoeba Patrol 3, 2. 1; ASCE 1. I became friends with Van on that hot. sticky August afternoon at the Rat Picnic. I was running around all upset because I didn ' t have a swim suit. He lent me his. and we ' ve been great friends ever since Van is a man that VMI can certainly be proud of. He matriculated completely unaware of what would happen to him. and he has remained here to become a firm believer of the VMI way of life. However, it is unfortunate that he won ' t be graduating with us. for he switched majors very late m his Cadetship. But his determination to stay here another year to achieve his goal adds to his qualities all the more. Your future will surely shine down upon you. Van. Catch you later. BR! Dykes: Rich Rogers ' 73 Rich Mcgruder ' 79 Rob Phillips ' 79 Douglas Frederick Ashton " Rug " , " Hog body " , " 2-6 " , " Stan Spaulding " Fairfax, Virginia Civil Engineering, U.S. Marine Corps. A.S.C.E., PLC. Soccer Co Captain. Fort Knox " 0 " Club, Lexington Four (co-driver) Sole survivor Room 350. Although the majority of VMI cadets hail from her tine state, there is one individual who was determined that he would not be a mere statistic. " Rug " entered Jackson Arch and four years later emerged as one who. during that period, captured and fostered the love and respect of his brother rats. Doug has not done much other than distinguish himself with the Marines as one of a chosen few in barracks who possesses the ability to be at the top of troubled times with key advice and decisions. These factors, coupled with a keen sense of dedication on the soccer field, would be quite sufficient to eliminate any doubts of pride from his " Maw " and " Paw " . But, as with any successful guy who has his parents to thank for all of the years of understanding and su pport, there stands the figure of a young woman, Demse. As Doug ponders his future there are three considerahons which will affect his outlook: parenthood (past). VMI (present), and marriage (to the Marines and Demse). Good luck Brother Rat. You have to make it, it ' s in your schedule! Charles Lee Aycock Charlie Hopewell, Va. English — Infantry Rat Football; Rugby 3 years. The most important thing I ' ll take from VMI is the memory of the people. It sounds cliche but it is true. The people in a person ' s life are the most important part of his education, they As for the VMI system, " into every n fall. ' Iifes I thank my loved ones. It was their pride in my being her helped me make it this far in a system I found dehuman It was worth it for the people here alone, as well a: academic education. I would not do it again. Patrick Hansen Barnum History — Air Force Pep Band, BSU Va. Beach sent its greatest Cavalier to VMI. P T soon proved to be the charitable B.R. which reflects his true personality As a supplier of relief goodies, i.e. coffee and cookies, P T soon won the hearts of his BR ' s. As it happened one day P T ran into the Bear and the Squat, whichever came first. It wasn ' t soon before we tried to get him married off. but he politely asked for a ram check. In his second class year. P.T met the Man from Galilee. Since that time P.T. has brought his BR ' s consolation that the world ' s problems don ' t have to overcome us, i.e., confinement every other week. P.T. is a winner in life Whether he goes into Marine Biology, selling donuts, or finding that special lady, we wish him a good rub on the head Dyke ' 73 - David Cutler Bass Pvt. 1st Class; Honorary Member RDC 4; Scuba Club 4 3 Sir Edmun_d Hillary Club 4, 3, 2. 1; OCB ' s 4. 3,2,1; All Pro 3; ' Bcimb ' an 2; Rugby 2. 1; President 1 03 Society Photo Staff 3. 2; Civ 2, 1. " Reputation, reputation, reputation! " " Reputation is an idle and most false impositioi without merit and lost without deserving. You hav reputation at all unless you repute yourself such a I William Shakespeare Othello, Act 11 sc. Ill Dyke ' 73; John W. (Space) Kiracofe ' 79: Frank Panapoulous Jabery Massed ' Raymond Arthur Beazley " Beaz " Merntt Island, Florida History, Infantry Pvt. 4; Cpl- 3; Sgt. 2; LI. I; Lacrosse 4, 3. 2. 1; Ranger Platoon 2, 1; Airborne School; Ranger School 2. 1; Fire Fighters; Armed Forces Club. Tac Stair Terrors: Rum Truckers; Minor in T.V. (Honor Student), Some people see Ray only by his outside appearance — military, lacrosse player, and rat strainer. But these are only a few characteristics of the guy one gets to know after living with him for two years. Ray IS sensitive and a true friend and has always been there to help when needed. There is another side of him that only one who knows him well That IS his humor, bad jokes and lousy puns. His " Tea Party " and light socket trick have established his everlasting fame among the Tac Stair Crew. Ray has also done his part for Barracks Renovation when he created the famous Beazley Falls " m the third stoop sinks the night of the straight pants We ( nly . nder his professional military Dykes: ' 73: Tom Murray ' 79: Ed Bodling Mohsen Abhari John Valentine Berberich IV Jake the Rat Bad Person Economics — Air Force Thanks especially to my parents and sister who wrote and encouraged me these past four years. To Bad Person Mark, Goyle. Doug, and especially Whit, thanks for all the help. Time has flown by since that hot August afternoon that the Rat cut his hair and changed his future. Losing big red, soccer, and many hours in 327 listening to tunes and advice. Those ole cosmic blues struck in 315. no girl, no study or grades, lots of rack and the first year of PE 400. Ah, but the bright star at finals, Judy. Autumn afternoon hikes, quiet and cool weekends at the cabin with La helped pull the boy through as a second. Ring Figure and much more made it great- ril always remember hours of PE400. running, handball, and generally laughing. Mark and Goyle the perverted pair, the fnerator. Triumphs, bad persons, part time employment at Tortila Flat, afternoons of rack and hours of contemplation . . , " Lose your dreams and you will lose your mind. " Rollingstones Dykes: ' 73: Doug Basham •79: Jim Owens Charlie Biviano I William Kenneth Bhatta " Betaman " and " Bedpan " Warminster. Pennsylvania Economics — Infantry Pvt 4 Cpl. 3; M Set. 2; XO. Foxtrot Co, 1; S-5 321; Rangers 3 2; Firefighters 3, 2. 1; Rat Training 1; AUSA 1; DMS; Dean ' s Lisf Who ' s Who In The Zoo; Trow Chuckers Union; Truck-for-Your-Life; Charter Member PX: Monad-of-The Month. Accompanying Bill ' s enjoyment of the academic and military environment of VMI were his unusual sideline interests and antics: fighting evil no goods with his faithful companions Recondo Boy. Tuddy. Runchrox. and the Incredible Weggie; Be dpan ' s barracks battles with the chronic itch of the I ott Syndrome and the deadly Could-of Gottens. exploring the hidden secrets deep within the Motl file; braving 4 years of cream chicken; resolving himself to 10 grueling weeks of Super Summer Airborne Recondo Scoper Camp; Cardinal puff-puffing at the Mount on Saturday night; and sliding for-your life down the Parapet steps. Fortunately these events won ' t fade into the past. The Bedpan and his friends will remember them. Dyke ' 73; Mike MacKenzi ■79; Asad Keshavar Claude Fore ■ 4 Walter Richard Biram Rick, Screwball. By-Ram, Damn Yankee, Country Brilliant, Ohio Electrical Engineering Monogram Club. In August of 1972. innocent Rick fled the oppressive life found under the brown skies of the Ohio Valley and entered the pleasure of the VMI ratline Prepared with a great attitude and a mouldy food box. Rick survived Cadre and the ratline with an occasional " Judas Priest! " Meek mild mannered Rick Biram was the model brother rat and roommate as long as he was awake However, once overcome by slumber he became the ultimate menace to his roommate and to any other cadet who happened to be in the immediate vicinity It didn ' t take long to move his bed as tar away from the bayonets as possible. On the more serious side. Rick was a cadet to be admired spected. and a true brother rat who could always be unted I ; Best of I ways: Dykes: Class of ' 73: Bob Ball •79: Jim Harnngto •79 Steve Bandy Stephen Dominic Borowski Skeeter, Bubola. Bobo, Beak Wilmington, Delaware History — Armor Dean ' s List; Academically Distinguished; Army ROTC Scholarship; DMS; History Honors Program; Timmins Society 4. 3. 2. 1; Sec-Tres 2; V Pres 1; Rangers 3. 2. 1; S 4 1; Cadet Staff 2. 1; Debate Team 2; Militaria Society 4. 3. 2. 1 UPres 2 — general staff 1; Armed Forces Club 4. 3; Civil War Roundtable 4. 3. 2. 1; Firefighters 2, 1: Karate Club 1; intramurals — Volleyball 4, tennis 3; Stonewall Jackson Battery 3. 2; Scooters Club 2. 1. Hov SONNET VMI • ' How Soon Hath Time, An Inspiration Fror 1 hath time, the subtle thief of youth. Brought to an end a cadet ' s With joy I depart, and yet dread with fear, of what the fates uncertain vision show ' th. I now forsake this Gothic Tudor truth. Ordain to serve, and hold, a notion dear Vindicate her Honor, aid brother peer. To find the secret stoic life pursu ' th. As the hour ' s glass spills its last golden gram. My thought oft wanders to an oath I vow ' d on Are ' s spearspout. Hallowed by Nature ' s Child, James Staurt Bowers Newport News. Virginia English — Air Force Pep Band; Timmins Society; English Society; V.P-BSU entered VMI ith high aspirations of becoming regimental commander or at least class president. His ever smiling face got him into more trouble than he could handle. Although these hopes faded, the R.D.C. could not erase that " Special " grin or the secret he hid in his heart. After a successful summer at camp, he rightly earned the title " Secret Squirrel " . But, over the summer. Jim caught the dreaded Dunlap ' s Disease and spent most of his second class year sweating it off at Beans Bottom or smoking P.T, at handball. Jim has a more serious side in his commitment to meeting the spiritual needs of cadets in barracks. God continued to work in his life as he stepped out in faith to serve Him. using Lamentations 3:27-29 as a guideline for his cadetship. " It IS good for a young man to be under discipline, for it causes him to sit apart in silence beneath the Lord ' s demands, to lie face downward in the dust, then at last there IS hope for him. " ' ■% " V- V? i Heartwell Lee Bradshaw I Lee. Brad. Shaw Richmond, Virginia I History — Marine Pvt. 4, 2; Cpl. 3; 2nd Lt. 1: Swimming 4. 3. 2. 1; Water polo 4. 3.2.1; Monogram Club 4, 3.2.1; Zoo Crew; Number 7 Club; Pep Band; Ameba Crew; Wedgle Crew; PLC 2. 1, Living with a Marine may not always be peaches and cream, but those of us who do have found it to be very rewardin g and a pleasurable experience. As a fourth classman. Lee began his climb upward. However, as with all of us. Lee found a few obstacles in his way; the ratline, television, and girls. The first two were, for the most part, overcome, but the third would plague him the rest of the We are not really sure what the future holds for Brad or for that matter, what Brad holds for the future, but whatever it is we are sure of one thing. Brad will not be denied : GOOD LUCK Brad! Dykes: Class of ' 73 Yerry Kenneally ■79 Jack Dewell Wymer Manning Eric Murray Briel Dean ' s List; Academically Distinguished; Cpl. Sgt.; ASCE; Airborne; Ranger Pit.; Recondo; Firefighters: Glider Club: Rat Training; Member of the Vette Set; Blue Ridge Parkway Assault Force: The Lexington Four. " All this happened, more or less. " ■73: M.B. Adelson Buck Harrison ■79: Scott Shuman Darold Weber David Morgan Bright Jr. Muenster, Texas i?ed " " Grit " ' Not So " -Not-So-Bnghf Chemistry Air Force Dave came to us from the teeming metropolis of Muenster. Dave kept his nose clean until his third and second class years when he really stepped into it with confinement. Pt ' s, and going excess. However he did manage to pull through and go into an Air Force Scholarship. Dave had a change of heart about flying and the Air Force put him on their 90-day plan. What else can be said about a guy who says he ' s failing, but ends up making A ' s and floods his room his Rat year and then uses his car as gold fish bowl. Someday. Dave will find the women of his dreams and settle down on a farm with his oil fields and 12 kids. I ' ll never forget the good times we had together, the late night jokes and who would make the highest grades. Good LucI Dykes: ' 73 James N. Pai ■79 Jim Quatrinie Tom Bright -m Ray Simmons Brooks Burlington, N.C. Civil Engineering — Air Force Honorary Packer; Football; RDC; Monogram Club, V.P.; Pervert Corner; Selletse Gang; 112 Gang; F.I.T.A.S.; Rack Club; 2nd F.P. Champ; Hop Escort, From the flat North Carolina tobacco fields, Ray passed up the girls at Chapel Hill, Duke. State, and Auburn for the guys at VMI. with the dream of playing major college, leading to a semi-pro career with the Burlington Bears. He started as a QB but soon ended up as a fat tight end with hands like a Hopper. The Hopper didn ' t last long and neither did his left knee, but the stairway to heaven was removed just in time tor our farm boy to enjoy the " Tilley ' ing season. His second class year started with yet another injury, a " Criddled ' " ankle. While laid up, " Mumbles " dedicated himself toward training for the 1 1 2 FP contest, which he won hands down, w window floor show at the mirror. The back ro frequently visited by the red silk bandi emerged to check the calorie chart " SA " al: visit Pat O ' Brian ' s, stayed there for two hour remember it, but was handily reminded the r ducks. We were very lucky to rescue Ray from Herbie to become our roomie the final three years. Southern Hospitality is truly found in Ray and Big I will lose a terrific guy upon graduation. He will always be a lifelong friend but most of all Ray will be our true Brother Rat. 1 at Selletse was who frequently waited a year to nd doesn ' t even t morning by his Dyke: ■73: Mark Wells ' 79: Billy McCarthy Robert Wright Chunk Neal A stumbling block was placed in the path of Tom ' s educational goals when he was made a Corporal After realizing that being a ranker didn ' t appeal to him. Tom turned to better things like kayaking. Rugby, and President of The V.M.I. Bitch Union. At long last this man had found his place among The " Cooperate and Graduate Club " . On almost and any day Tom could be counted on to not only have a new complaint but at a moments notice could recite any number of the latest Institute Injustices. As a brother rat though, Tom could always be counted on for a helping hand. We ' re sure that Tom will no doubt succeed in whatever endeavor he should choose to follow in life and to wish him good luck would be a waste because he seems to always find it on his own. Dykes; Class of 1973: Yerry Kenneally Class of 1979: Mike McCarthy Roy Sadler James Elmer Brown III Hobbles Black Bart Alabama Elmer The Birmingham Bomber Meat Hook Birmingham, Alabama Civil Engineering — Air Force Rifle Team 4: Football 3, 2, 1; ASCE 3. 2, 1; EIT Committee Chairman 1; OGA Vice President 1: Hop Escort 1; Number 1 Club- " Selletse " ; Chief of Operations MBWC Raid. 10 May 75; Pervert Corner 3, 2, 1; FCPVC 1; Honorary Packer, The kid from Alabama matriculated at the " I " with permission from Holly With Holly safe and secure at SMU, Jim pursued other nearby social interests. One near the end of his third class year, led to a 4 month halt of this revelry Rejoicing at the end of the confinement. Jim and FA2 celebrated with a buttery bang . . which resulted in another 3 months. The second class year definitely had its moments at Selletse. One of Elmers biggest assets was his dedication, especially to the game of football, with which he was rewarded by the famous line: " What happened to your leg? " Despite his never ending search for excitement. Jim came up with a 3.0 in CE. His dedication and search tor the unusual was demonstrated by his 600 mile bicycle to Bama This is the kind of enthusiasm with which he displays his true friendship to his Brother Rats. 163 Good Luck! Dyke ' 73: T.O. Smith ' 79: Steve Rodgers Jimmy Thompson Tuffy :x ' • . J P.. r William Irvine Brown Jim. Bob, What ' s the Color of, Rudolph Bracey, Virginia History — Infantry Indoor Track 4, 3, 2; Outdoor Track 4. 3, 2; Cross C 2; Civil War Roundtable, Firefighters, Freecounsi Rebellious Non Scholarship Track Team, today. In the years to come I hope I ' ll be able to express my appreciation to my friends that were always there to offer a hand. Then of course there were those on the other side of the com, but then they know who they are- I ' m so very eager to walk out Jackson Arch and begin a new life, one that really won ' t surprise me to any great degree. There is so much more awaiting me in both education, business, the military, and most of all the forming of new friendships and the lasting of old ones. :ontinue to sing the Beatles when I ' m gone? fvly dykes ;re simply great! Special thanks to Boyd. Nick. Jim. Gordo, and room 226. It took the women of my cadetship three years before they got me to see the light. It took time, didn ' t it. Whov Philip Chris Brzozowski (Bozo. Ski, Belot) Erie. Pennsylvania Biology — Field Artillery Upon Phil ' s arrival here at the Institute, he had little idea of what was in store for him However, he did have a set and primary goal His goal was to be accepted into Medical School upon graduation from V M.I. As a result, of his efforts over the past few years this goal will most assuredly become a reality. For the most part. Phil ' s life has been a memorable one. In addition to attaining Academic Stardom and zealously wearing the stars of gold. He shed his football gear, and became a rugger on the V.M.I. Rugby Clu Phil has made his move both Sweet Briar, and Southern Sem nary, will long remember " Kid ; that David Lynn Buchter Dave Butcher Blue Mound, Illinois History — Marine Student Grotto; Rat Rappelhng instructor; P.L.C, low hoping to graduate ana serve oui nis marine commitment. After serving his commitment, he hopes to enter the agricultural field or some other related business. Life at VMI for Dave has had its ups and downs with social life interfering with the system most of the time. Dave usually lost the battle. Social life rn the early days consisted of Saturday evenings at the Paramount or Johnnies drinking his sorrows away. Now however, his horizons have broadened to include Susan. Susan, and Susan. Dave goes into the future with a belief m luck and hopes of good fate. Dykes: ' 73: Mike Kelly ' 79: Don Wells DMS; Ranger Platoon 3. 2. l.Ldr 1; Student Grotto 4. 3, 2, 1. VP 3 Pres 2; ACS 4. 3. 2. 1; Scuba Club 3. 2. 1: Scouter Club 3. 2. 1; Ranker 3, 2. 1: International Relations Club 1; VMI Sniper and Church Wallowing society. Chip cool breezed hi s way through Jackson Arch a little behind and a few inches than the rest of us. He ' ll probably cool breeze his way out clutching a diploma in his competent hand. Chip ' s philosophy was simple — maximum proficiency with minimum effort. An excellent student and soldier, Chip went airborne his third class summer and passed up summer camp for Ranger School the next summer. He won his tab in the usual Burnette style; with ease, and returned as a top rated DMS, His charter membership in the Rum Trucker made him a favorite with his BR ' s and his vast land holdings in Rockbridge County made him a favorite of hunters. He ' ll breeze his way into the Army with two little gold bars, but don ' t take him lightly, he knows what he ' s doing. Dyke : Class of ' 73; Joe Morgan ' 79; Steve Dailey Mike Budler Howard Curtis Butterworth Cpl,; Color Sgt,; Pvt,; Cadet Program Board 3. 2. 1. Treasurer, President; Posit Committee 3, 2. 1: Hop and Floor Committee 3. 2. 1; Concessions Council 1. Civil War Roundtable 1; Glee Club 4; Newspaper Columnist 1; 181 South Club; Pokie-Norwood Tyler All Star Team; Pvt, — I Saw the Light Club; " Forget HELL! " Club; Chem, Capital of the South Club, The element of a successful cadetshjp are well mixed in Curtis, His catalogue of achievements speaks for itself Where many would have wilted under such responsibilities as he has taken on over four years he is a man who achieves most when challenged most. But it hasn ' t been all work, " Avoid trivia " , George Marshall once said and that could well be Curtis ' motto. Knowing that his lips were for kissing Donna and not the Regimental Staff he avoided stripes his senior year. Due to this infinite wisdom he has a date in July that should prove far from trivial, Curtis has showed the best times and helped us through the worst. Come what might, I will never forget the friend Curt has been. All happiness in the world to you and Donna, and when you hang that shingle out. remember a frustrated law student. Micheal Lee Camden " Dirtball " , " Dome " Staunton, Virginia Civil Engineer - Air Force w 4, 3, 2. 1; Deans List; sident ASCE 1; Cadet Assistant in library 2, 1; Weekend Every Weekend Club, What can one say about a person who spends over half his rat year on confinement, gets nicknamed " dirtball " and yet goes on to be the company X zero. After his rat year Mike resolved to spend as little time at the big " I " and as much at Madison with Martha as possible. This lead to what some might term shady permits, to get out of any and everything possible. As a result of his diligent writing Mike has been gone nearly every weekend tor the past two years, Of course neither of us will forget those late night arguments about who was going to make the low grade in Physics, Living with Mike has been an enjoyable experience I will not Good Luck Mike! ! f - -z Cla! Coming from the rolling plains ot Warrenton. " 0 " Cammuse came to the big " I " with high standards, morals and aspirations After (our years the standards and morals are the same but his aspirations have been shifted. Holding the top spot militarily our third class year. Oscar proved himself as an effective leader. Again as a second. Osc held a high positron in the Corps, but he elected to carry out his goals by the class system, not the military. Elected as the class historian, he proved to be a hard man when it came down to business. But Oscar wasn ' t always business. Never to busy to say hello or more likely " Whaz hapnen. Dude? " He always wore a grin on his face and twinkle in his eyes. That twinkle in his eyes, in the form of a cute Southern Miss from Lexington, calmed " 0 " down quite a bit but it was still the same old Oscar, One of the hardest working men in the Corps. He ' ll succeed in whatever he does, once he decides what he wants to do. Dykes: ' 73 Wonell. KL ' 79 Schlickenmeyer, DW; Razipour. M. Paul Christopher Carine " Snake, Kid " Wenonah, New Jersey Civil Engineering — Air Force " The Kid " will be remembered as having his feet into every aspect of VMI life. If not on the soccer field where he starred as co-captain, his feet took him to the confinement sheets, and there were a few Saturday nights when Paul had a hard time finding his feet at all. Paul is forever remembered as being a Flyers ' fan and for his efforts to keep abreast of the sporting world. His English heritage has given him a stubbornness and determination which can only lead to success. " Snake " is also to be remembered as a great roommate and Brother Rat. His efforts to enlighten a BR ( " Hedley, you °o " (@)in the traditions of the Institute ended up with Paul and the Sergeant of the Guard boned for disrespect. Later in his cadetship. during the cold of winter, Paul attempted to warm things up by setting the stoop on fire, succeeding only m burning up a Tac Officer. Enough of the past. We look now to the future and wish the Best to BR Snake Carine. Dykes: Class of ' 73; Joe Duffy ' 79: Keith Ranker Chris Reisch Theodore Distler Carr Jr. Alexandria. Virginia Civil Engineer. Engineer Perennial Pvt. 4. 3, 2. 1; ASCE. same: English Society; Hop Committee (Vice-Presi. 1); Rmgfigure Committee: Rugby Cadet Assistant: Young Republicans; Armed Forces Club: Pervert Corner; Pervert Court; McGreggors Mauders; Deans list; 90 day wonder. Ted came to VMI with a smile, a grin at times then again remnants of quisical wonderment of a unique situation. Through the last four years he has made that smile last. (The reason may not be the same, but at least he has found reason.) During the last two years Ted and I have stuck close together. We have spent many mischievous hours studying for exams and discussing topics of high interest ranging from reality to VMI to women. We have shared many a classroom in our quest for knowledge and the ultimate — Super Summer Camp ' 75, To me, Ted has been the bright star in the darkness of VMI life. He has been there to discuss ideas, to confide in, and most important of all, he has been a true friend of rare substance. In his mystery tour through VMI, Diane has endured the load and has shared his years at VMI, Few people will forget that easy going kid that we know as TEDDY BEAR. True wisdom is to enjoy, to laugh while we can and to bear cheerfully that which we are powerless to change. We are but travellers and the world is our inn. It is in general a good inn, well furnished with wines and meats, and full of jolly comrades to make us good cheer. M, P. Willcocks Dyke : ' 73 Trad Smith ' 79 David Crim ■79 Bill Tulloh -i f " Kent R. Carrington " Pudding " Civil Engineering — Corps of Engineers Pvt. 4. 3. 2, 1; Cross Country 4; Tennis 4. 3; Posit Committee 3 2, 114 Weekend Club; Monogram Club 3. 2, 1;SAME 2. 1, ASCE 4, 3, 2. 1; Pei " Puddir ■ 3. 2. L _ will probably become a legend as one of tlie great permit writers of all time. He has thwarted the administration through a silver pen which has gotten him out of three FTX ' s. three graduation ceremonies, and won him five extra weekends as a Rat Permits have only been his hobby however because " Babe " and academics have helped him pass these four years quickly Kent found his second class year that when things got rough there should always be something wet and wild in his lock box and since then he has been an easy man to room with for Charlie and me, and we hope that in the future " Babe " will let him out of the house every now and then. John Patrick Christy ASCE 3, 2, 1; Young Republicans 4. 3, 2, 1; Sport Parachute Club 4, 3; Honorary Member 1 Club; Ghetto 2, 1; Sir Edmund Hillary Club 2, 1, Retreat c the Para young man has running-the-block down to " ; the history of the Institute has one cadet done so little and gotten away with so much J C has fought the almighty Buck and ■ the c ever able to put a dent reached heights that oth, _ __„ ask why, Jack stands bold and proud and de ' a@ $%,-- " n Only " the Sci nis grossly rusted armor. He has only dream about, and when they Who gives Dykes: ' 73: Rick Gribbling ' 79: Dave Crawford Dave van Wagone Jerry Codutti " Geraldo, The Argentine Electrical Engineering Special Student Bensalem, Penn , 3. 2, Jerry has been a special student ever since he came to the Institute, The Air Force couldn ' t find a shoe horn big enough to get him into a cockpit. Early in his rat year Jerry became constant friends with Big IVIac and together the two spread fear and loathing through many a rankers heart Amoebas, milk cartons, and the WAR MACHINE destroyed many spit-shined shoes and carefully braced garrison caps, Mac ' s premature departure was a keen loss and lolted Jerry into the cold reality of the " I " He settled down and began to see action as a rat oil the varsity football team and through constant improvement he IS one of the conferences ' leading lineman and a definite pro prospec appeal forget thO ' game; " Hey fell, gonna kick the shit out of everyone be remembered at the VMI for J but yet kind demeanor Who could ev words in the huddle during the Delewa i of 1973 Mark Weiss i of 1979 Joe Seay, Jose Gomez, Meade Spotts Norman Eugene Cole Norm. " Norman, Norman Cole " Biology — Air force VMI Glee Club; Armed Forces; International Relations Club; VMl Karate Club; Newman Club; Scuba Club; Corporal, FTX Rat Aggressor; VMI Firefighters, Norm, you came to Virginia Military Institute not really knowing what to expect. Although they attempted to shape to mold, and to categorize you, you have kept your individuality while many have lost theirs. It took the optimism when defeat seemed imminent. Thanks for the smiles to hold back the tears. But most of all, thanks Norm for the hope in that optimism and in that smile- Life holds still many a challenge, but to know all have a brother named " Ole King Cole, " makes these challenges of efficaciously surmountable. Good LucI John Carlton Coleman " JC 6 " Economics — Marine Distinguished Naval Student; National Sojourners Award, Military Excellence Award NROTC; Commanding Generals List USMCOCS; Pvt., Cpl., Sgt.. 1st. Captain Regimental Commander; Armed Forces Club 1 ; Young Republicans 3. 2.1. President VMI Scuba Club 3; Posit Committee 1; Advisory Council 1; Firefighters 3. 2, 1, Cadet Manager Lejeune Hall 2, ntask 1; Certified Me r Fort Knox Four. c VMI fashion, ' We made it! and icaciously surmoi It feels SO G00[ GOOD It must be badi Dykes: Class of ' 73; Jerry Higgins " 79; Tom Kovach Brian McKeevi John ' s exposure to VMI has been interlaced with one word — decision He first decided to leave his home state, his family and his personal Peach (Ten) and lourney north to the Institute He then decided during his rat year that in three years he would be Regimental Commander. His next decision, however seems a bit hazy as he chose civil engineering as his major. He decided against CE in favor of history only to final, end up as an " applied science " maior, commonly referred to as economics. However, his most prized determination here at the 1. was to |0in the ranks of those " few good men " . Each of his afore mentioned examples of decisiveness have proven fruiMul and shown the excellent caliber of cadet and brother rat that John is. He has provided his classmates with an infinite number of reasons to believe that he was a " wisdom choice for his position. (Ten he loves you! ) Daniel Francis Commertord " Squat. Dan- McLean, Virginia Economics, Armor Pvt. 4. 3. 1; Sgt, 2; Zoo Crew 2. 1; Tankers 2, 1; ODE; Rat Typist. The Squat walked into Coleslaw Charlie in August of 1972. where instinct taught him to keep a low profile - ' " ' ■ in Roland ' s low quarter commandos. He - - being shot down on his first mission in cl a debriefing at the Paramount. The lone returnee of room 417. he moved in with three corporals the following year As a second class sergeant he found himself living m the Zoo with two dedicated privates. Diligence and new priorities wore the spilshine off his shoes and put him on the Dean ' s List Daniel IS certainly leaving the " I " with much to recommend him; ac stars. DMS. Supe ' s List number two ranking Economics major, and possibly an RA, Even still, Dan. we will remember you as our miserable roommate, the scowling squat. Dykes. Class of 73; Mike Knoll and Tex Lynn Dyke, Class of 79; Biff Pim Dyke ' 73; Charles M, Havasy ' 79; All Nassiri Michael Ogden -.1$ Michael Gerald Conley " Mike " Electrical Engineering — Air Force Pvt. 4, 3. 2. Lt 1; Drum Ma|or; Corrmanders; Brass Ensemble; Scuba Club; Newman Club; Bugler; Student Grotto; St. Patrick ' s Folk Group; Karate Club. Conley breezed into VMI four years ago with reckless abandon, not really knowing whiat to expect Fortunately, neither did VMI. We have come to the conclusion that his delusions of godhood finally got to him, because now. four trying years later, our Mike is the god of the parade field. No one will ever believe it. but under all that paraphernalia of 5 that same ! and only barracks cuckoo Four years can change a lot of people, but not our brother Mike. The side the visiting public can not see is the inside, the heart. Mike depended on us at times, but what he doesn ' t realize is that a lot of us depended upon him more. With your qualities of understanding Mike, you ' ll go far and to that end we all wish you luck. God bless you Mike . . . and the Air Force. Dykes; ' 73: Neil Carlson ' 79; Curt McCabe Ed Flora David Kalanlkapo Copp III Library asst. 3, 2, 1. Alhoal To you Hoalts (you know who you are) it means in Hawaiian either hello or goodbye — Depending on the occasion. But this time, I want to express to those who have become my friends during these past four years, my hello and goodbye I have many memories to take back to home of many miles away, and I thank you. Vonnegut says that life is a string of many packages that contain good and bad experiences, and we tend to forget the bad ones and just remember the good ones And as for the 4 X years at VMI, I ' ll never forget them because I was m the class that became a legend. To Vannie-Pu, Mr. Sunshine, Banana Man, Whimpee, If you can see me now, shot down kid, Frenchie, Trick Teeth. Chin, UH! HA! You Bet!, Moose, and all the other " plugs " that I haven ' t mentioned, good luck and take care. Aloha Nui loa. David Dyke ' 73 Dave Kitchen ' 79 Tony Hammond Mike Mendez Robert E. Cox, Jr. Bob Robbie No Seconds Cox Phone-a bone Cox Vienna, Virginia Sport Parachute Club 2; Armed Forces Club 1; Ranger Platoon 1; Civil War Roundtable 1, S-5 Staff; AUSA 1. Four years ago one early August morning stepping from the bus he called a cab requesting to be taken to VMI The driver asked if he planned to stay long, he answered. " Only a year " Curious, he asked about the town, he had only seen it once before. He walked from the cab to what he would soon learn was the parapet. In blue leans, jacket, a duffle bag thrown over his shoulder-hair touching his collar and long thick sideburns — he chuckled at the early formation of a group of cadets in front of a statue of Washington He had traveled half. way round the world only to attend VMI for a year — then to West Point and Much has changed since I took that step, I have grown up Most important though — I stayed, for in the first year I fell in love with VMI and decided that I would like one day to teach college. Alot happened m four years, but most important, I learned alot about myself and people and for this I will always be indebted to VMI, Marshall Frederick Coyle " Quazimodo " " Gargoyle " " Pigasarus " Bloomfield HjIIs. Michigan Civil Engineer. Engineer In the summer of ' 72, Marshall came to VMI with the ambition to play for the pigskin team. When someone suggested that they make footballs out of him (Bacon, Pork Roasts, and Ham Sandwiches, too.), he unleashed his bone crushing talents on his roommates, i.e. Jake the Rat, Sculley and this year ' s semi-mental commander. Giving up football for varsity rack, he coached two L.A, cadets for two virtually wakeless seasons between the sheets, each losing only one long distance nap. Fighting off the clutches ot the Rack-Ogre himself, he sought refuge in the temple of the false God " Phndge " . Therein he indulged in milk baths and food orgies which came to dominate his life, his digestive trait, and his tailor shop account. Remember this and you ' ll remember the big guy with the big heart. " Eye R A Sivil In ginear and HAAT LA, Queres. " Dykes: ' 73 Bill Stoner ' 79 Chuck Smith John Brittigan William Bruce Crawford " Cappy " " Andy " " Whiskey Bravo " Woodstock. Virginia Modern Language — Special Student Varsity Football: 1. 2. 3. 4 Pervert Court; 3, 4 Sir Edmund Hillary Club International Relations; Sounding Brass; 3. 4 Monogram; 1. 2. Plum Street; 4 Choreographer Of Parkway Dancers Private 1. 2. 3, 4. ? to th( With humble and modest heart Br a refugee from his own thinking. It was here himself . . . sex. booze, relief, Spanish and Sh, Though his discoveries were traumatic in composure was seldom retained in the degret identity remained out of Buck-Buck ' s grasp vacation in Spam doubtlessly aided in these achievements. The spontaneous overflow of spots m time faded from Bruce ' s vision, leaving distinct obscurities . . . Strawerry- Ups, Pat O ' Brien ' s, Charlottesville, Little Madre. Country Fairs, Parkway, the Parade Ground. Rebel Yell ... The Vacuum of Cadet Life Filled Beyond Infinity. stitute It he found .peare also. iind, the features of the Cpl. Sgt. 1st Lt XO b CO. CADET staff — Post 5 Managing editor. Publication Board. SOUNDING BRASS, Frank J, Frosch Award. English Society Program Committee, BUFU charter member, $200 Club. Rum Trucker, RDC vice-pres.. Alamanc Battleground Board of Visitors. Dickson and Crews Films Ltd., Furr Dickson Crews Zuegner Gun Runners, USMC, " Well, maybe it is true, " Clevinger conceded unwillingly in a subdued tone. " Maybe a life does have to be filled with unpleasant conditions if it ' s to seem long. But in that event who wants one? " " I do. " Dunbar told him. " Why? " Clevinger asked. " What else is there? " Heller — CATCH-22 Visit the Naval-Yard, and behold a Marine, such a man as an American government can make, or such as it can make a man with Its Blackarts, — a mere shadow and Reminiscence of humanity, a man laid out alive and standing, and already, as one may say, buried under arms . . . Such command no more respect than men of straw or a lump of dirt. They have the same . . . worth only as horses and dogs. " CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE " — Henry David Thoreau -Is Howard Aumack Curie Jr. " Father Mack " Richmond. Virginia English — Armor Wrestling 4. 3. 2. 1; Soccer 4; Monogram Club 3. 2. 1 — Secretary 1; English Society 3, 2. 1 — Secretary 2; CADET Staff 4. 3: Editor in Chief — 1976 BOMB; President — VMI Publications Board 1: Who ' s Who; Cadet Host — 1976 Parent ' s Weekend; Dean ' s List 3. 2. 1; Academically Distinguished; Pvt.. Cpl.. Sgt., 2nd Lt., Pvt. 3doo uldn ' t. except for the friends Scott Samuel Custer " Scotty Squints Scuss " Springfield, Virginia History — Air Force Pvt., Cpl.. Reg. S-5 Sgt.. Pvt.; Treasurer. Hop and Floor Committee; Rat Battalion Staff; VMI Special Public Relations Committee; Pre-Law Society; Young Republicans; FIP; Scuba Club; Rugby Team; Varsity Track; Lejuene Hall Cadet Assistant; RFYL: Intramural Basketball, Team Cpt.; Ring Figure Collection Board Member. Amid frequent " Little Big Horns " , Scott has found the Institute to hold the key to his happiness. In spite of the insurmountable hurdles of VMI life, he has derived the maximum from even adverse conditions. Alas, he even possesses a quality to instill joy in the hearts of his B.R. ' s. Scott. I do not think that I have seen a face that could burst into a more genuine smile and cover 100»o of a person ' s being, than in your case. Your friendship and understanding have been major factors which have kept me from copping out. You have proved to be a worthy partner in the art of spades. I would like to thank your Mom and Dad for being there whenever your friends couldn ' t. Just as VMI shall exist forever, so shall you and I. Dykes: ' 73: Tim Hassel ' 79: Dave Stacey Coles Terry Mark Timberlake Gerard Czupryna " Gary " " Sausage " " Big Buns " Salem. Massachusetts Biology Armor Corporal; Sergeant; Private; Football 4. 3, Intramurals, Civil War Roundtable; Hang Glider Club; Scuba Club, Armed Forces Club; Astronomy Club; Firefighters, Number " 1 " Club-President; After Taps Club. c northern climate to follow in 1 a somewhat ' Cool ' reception of its own After recovering from Re-entry shock. Gary and his partner in grime began exploring the cultural centers of Rockbridge County — Johnny ' s Paramount. Southern Sem. and Tucker Street In no time at all he became an honorary member of that ignoble society — Tappa Kegga Beer Richmond hasn ' t seen such an assault on its fair seven hills since Grant was there last. Gary has probably has more tapes than Mr. Scotch but yet he has managed to smile through the worst of times, a credit to his excellent attitude and character. Gary has an unusual ability to bring someone up when they are very down. Good luck to an extra-ordinary Brother Rat. Dykes. ' 73: A. Teptada ' 79: Larry " Wink " Dickerson Ray A. Whitner III " ! Thomas Kelly Daniel " Tommy. T,K.. T D ' • Dinwiddle, Va, History — Air Force William H. Danzeisen III " Vanky " . " Radar " , " Bill " Annandale, Virginia History — Artillery Pvt. 4. 3. 2. 1; DMS; Cadet Battery 1; " Cadet " Photographer 3, 2; " Cadet " Photography Editor 1; 1976 Ring Figure Magazine; Young Republicans 4. 1 the Ea In rocky cathedrals that reach to the I am the Hawk, and there ' s blood on my feathers, The time is still turning, they soon will be dry, All those who see me and all who believe in me Share in the freedom I feel when I fly. " John Denver any gripes i It ' s been a long four ye, but few regrets. The friends I have made hen forget. I ' d like to thank my family and Nancy for belie time for me to fly. Peter VanDyke Davies, II " Dyke " Chester, Virginia Pvt 4; Cpl. 3: Pvt 2, 1; Dean ' s List; Wrestling 4; Lacrosse Club 2, 1. Treasurer 1; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, 1; President 2; Member RDC; Ghetto 138; The Cellar 2, 1; Social Member of Phi Kappa Sigma. People come to VMI for various reasons. Dyke is the traditional father ' s son and was destined to spend his college life on the " other end of the parade field " since birth. He ' s managed to temper his military training with the finer things in life though. After his third class year. Dyke was ready to take on the Institute in the true Southern aristocrat ' s manner With a summer of Europe behind him. Dyke doffed his stripes and donned his topsiders, khakis, and izod and moved into the Ghetto with the party crowd. A firm believer in Mark Twain ' s saying " Never let your education get in the way of your learning " , he took a crash course in partying and we found, much to our delight, that he could hold his own (except at U.V.A.) with the best of them Always true to the girl back home (well, almost always), we were ever pleased when the ebullient Bobbi Turner waltzed onto the Lexington scene to be with her beau. It ' s going to be rough entrusting our resident preppie to Bobbi. but I doubt he could be in better hands. Here ' s to the Dykes: Class of 197 3; George Stock Class of 1979; Jim Wenning Henry St-Pierre Wads Bugg i I; wmt K tuH ff i ' ■:■ . i flec af .•:= ' j v. -c; ' -i.Tr.,- ,-; ?? ' ' MJM Clint Dee Davis " Clint " , " Clutch " , " Clutctier " Stephens City, Virginia English — Armor • 4, 3; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Cadet you lose some, some get rained o ut for the game. " — Anon oVMI, like all of us, not really line to expect. He quietly endured the Rat line and nevi great desi private am Clutch has i chosen to concentrate on being ar English ' r never be en one to place much emphasis on hi achievements, but has always been one o( the fir congratulate others for their achievements A quiet Clutch especially for the I luck. Brother Rat. mbered for d word he a P.H.G. his smile vays had for others Good Fletcher Davis " Mooch " " Ralph " " Kid " Quincy, Illinois History, Biology — Air Force Sounding Brass, Managing Editor 2, Editor 1 ; Cadet Assistant 2. 1: English Society 3: Number 1 Club 2; Radar for Brothers -lub olAmer ' ica a " 2 ' ' " ' " ' ' ' ° ° " ' ' " ■ - ' ' ' ' ' ° " ' " Here is a deck of cards: out of this hand Dealer, deal me my luck, a pair of bulls The right to draw a flush, the one-eyed jack Diamonds and hearts are red but spades are black And spades are winners, souvenirs of peace. I his stands to reason and arithmetic. Luck also travels and not all come back " Carl Shapiro Dyke Henry Albert Dean Henriisimo " " Sweater Chest " " Teddy Bear " Strasburg, Virginia English. Special Student hI " ' r, i ' " " . " " L " " ' I; " DC Vice President 4; Sir Edir Hillary Club 3, 4; Pervert Court — Judge 4. Frorn the first time big " Teddy " strolled midst Rockbri l,nH.H fi. T ' f ' ' " ' P " " ' " : ' l ' o ' fx! current fall, landed that self-same winter mongst a heathan clan aci i A i , T- " " ' ■°- " " " ' ■ ' °eether we began to " rea oda, that nothing in this world is more distasteful to a , 1 H ' ' " ' ' " ' " ' ' ' ° ' ' " " Self. " n,,l " h.,t° ' ' ' , ' " 5 ' ° P ' ' " ° " elevation decreased, numbers dwindled until this our final year Dons to be final " commarade de chambre " Kirk, P.J.. and Duke WeYe all like workings of one mind: the features Uf the same face, blossoms upon one tree- Of rst, and last, and midst, and without end. Dykes: ' 73: Colely, Hap. W F ' 79: Fred. Brad Franklin Pierce DeLaine, Jr. Frank. Frankie " D " . " D " Washington. D.C- English — Air Force Pvt. 4. 3. 2. 1; Rat Football 1; Varsity Football 1, 2, 3, 4, J.V, Basketball 2: Track 2; Vice-President of Class of 1976, Monogram Club 2, 3; Fellowship of Christian Athletes 2. 3,4 137 Plus " ; ISO Skin Bracer; G.C, Committee, E.C. Committee ■ Food Committee After four years of cadet life at the " Institute " . I can say that one thing was accomplished - my feet didn ' t get any bigger. There are still possibilities for me having the largest feet to ever set in barracks on a 5 1 1 ■ j body frame. Now that the final year is drawing to a close, my hospital attendance has become less frequent. But the biggest assets Ive attained through the " dark alley ways " of VMI are accepting the little good luck I had. and coping with the bad luck never Knew what to expect next with " Dev,. " " T.A. " . and " Mo , but i made living a lot easier. Of course, for the extreme problems I incurred. 1 found refuge in the heart of Janice LaVerne. After three years of working with room arrangements four years of Crozet Hall Delight, and one year next to ' lie Co n an ' s Office ... I rest my case (As you were on that last statement — I rest.) Dyke James Anthony Delisio " Jimmy Little Fella Sunman Delicious West Haverstraw. New York History — Air Force Pvt. 4. 3, 1. Reg. Color Sgt. 2; Varsity Tennis; Monogram Club 3 2 1 Newman Club 4, 3, 2, President 1; AllPro 3, 2, 1. A ' rnoldAir Society; Young Republicans 4 3; Class Patch Committee; Kentucky Derby Association 2; Zoo Crew i. i. Jimmy ' s competitiveness came through at first in the form of athletic prowess on the tennis court. But. that competitiveness had to be directed to academics, so his first love was torsaken. He also found time to contend with the ladies - what can you say ' The kid ' s Italian! Being moderator of many lively deljates between his roommates has not been easy, but somehow Little Fella manages to get his two cents in. He also seems to be m the right place at the right time and knows how to listen to others ' problems. His shoulder |ust happens to be the right height to lean on. Jimmy has had his share of troubles, but has had no trouble setting priorities, especially toward his BR ' s, He n a BR in the true sense — one that we will miss. Thurman Shaver Deyerle III " No. 1 Dead Eye " Roanoke, Virginia Civil Engineering - Air Force _ 4. 3. 1; Special Student 3. 2, 1; " d Hillary Club 2. I; Gladiator 1; 400 Club Pvt, 4. 3, 2. 1; Varsity Tei Ghetto 1; Sir Ed! 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1. Why does one come to VMI? In Chip ' s case, the answer was s.mple — to get out of the Air Force, Yes. he slid into the Institute lust in time to relieve himself of a suddenly undesirable stay in the service. Now that we re going down the final stretch, I can honestly say that, except for a " few minor occurences " , his cadetship has been smooth sailing I ' ll never understand why he had to lose the key to his trunk the first night of Cadre. The Regimental Commander didn ' t like that ' And if only he hadn ' t hit that ice slick that first night on |.81 His dyke didn ' t like that! And why did he have to come charging into barracks in civies after a Madison run without first looking. The O.D. didn ' t like that! Hey. maybe the occurences haven ' t been so few or so minor at all I ' ll still say he ' s a sure bet to get that house in the country, eood eneineering |0b. and beautiful, rich chick for a wife that ited ' Good luck to a true Brother Rat. Dyke ways 1 ' 73: John Riding ' 79; Bob Bowling Bill Hamlin Jamey Pigg fS Keith Dean Dickson " KuHy. Kuff Kuff Farm., lie. Virginia History — Infantry Cpl., Sgt., Pvt., VMI, Theater 4. 3. 2. 1; Vice President 2 Dean ' s List 2. 1; Lacrosse 3. 2. 1; Cadet Staff I; Ameba Crew; Wrecking Crew; Lip Rippers; Rum Truckers; Zoo Crew, There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit. " — Napolean Keith IS one of few men who believes that there is something redeeming about the system in spite of the way it has treated him. Keith has changed at V.M I,, but even with change he remains the same man philosophically when he entered Bitterness and apathy are often the attitudes one finds in cadets but Keith has always held and will always hold to the belief that man is basically decent and maybe there really is a silver lining even though it always seems to be raining. If the Romantics are right. (Keith would say they are) striving and hope IS all we have so wed better use them to our betterment. Dykes: Class of 1973 John England Mike Burke Terry Tillman Class of 1979 Tom Trumps Sput Leadbetter W. Michael Dietrick " Mike " . " D " Richmond. Virginia English — Infantry Young Republicans 4; Armed Forces Club 4; Track Manager 4 Rat typist VMI Cadet 4; Third Class Finance Committee 3 Junior Editor VMI Cadet 2; English Society 2. 1; Copy Editor VMI Cadet 1; Editor of the 1976 Bullet 1; Tech Raiders 3 Ghetto 4, 3, 2. 1: Chairman of the 1976 Bloodmobile 1 Cadet Waiters 1. From a lieuten i Benedictine High School m Richmi is a private at VMI. That pretty s we pass into the social side of life we envision Michael as of the Souths finest of the Hyatt House Tobacco Bowl ernors Ball or ringing in the new year at the Red Dog )on, taking life easy at a couple of jousting tournaments, or :ying in general at the " Cellar " . Go ' Sal partyir,„ ... „ ..._ When thinking back over these past 4 years one would characterize Mike as the Ghetto pictorial recorder chief phraseiologist. 3 time Calculus buff, and one of the finest procrastinators ever to come down the pike. As our time together comes to a close, good luck, and here ' s lany wild parties to come. to the Dyke Thomas Howard Diggs. " TD " . " Mr. Diggs " Fluvanna County. Virginia Biology — Field Artillery Pvt. 4. 3. 2. 1, Student Trainer 4. 3; Academically Distinguished; Pr Med Society 3. 2. 1; OGA Representative 2, Karate Club 2; Student Grotto 2. 1. Young Republicans 4 Firefighters 1; Ghetto; The Gladiators 1. Tom ventured into VMI with much the same fore knowledge as his BR ' s. m other words, he did not have the faintest idea of what he was getting himself into A famed football trainer, never before has the Institute seen such a reeling terror with a roll of tape. Tom would often disappear into the deep caverns of the famous " Bio " department, not to do battle with the " adverse elements " . (146 sharks). Tom was always making his presence known with his characteristically hideous war cry. He eventually joined forces with a certain " grasshopper " and pursued a field of martial arts Rarely could anyone enter his domain without receiving multiple thrust kicks to the cerebralhemispheres. Always ready to adventure beyond the James Francis Dittrich Willow Grove. Pa. History. Infantry Chairman Finance Committee; Ring Figure Committee; Cadet Newspaper Finance Manager; Lejeune Hall Cadet Assistant; Civil War Roundlable (Vice President); Armed Forces Club; Pvl,. Cpl.. Sgt., Pvt.; S3 S-5 Staffs; Run For Your Life; President of the Nina Foote Fan Club. Many Cadets have come and gone at the big " I " , and say they took a piece of the place with them when they left. Jimbo has the only legitimate claim, however, when he took a chunk of the Washington Arch gate with him, his second class year, on the hood of a ' 69 Electra. The Chicago Kid |ust took this in stride, though. After a couple of summers searching for his elusive love, appropriately disguised as a tour guide, a dejected Jim came back to Virginia to find a beautiful creature in the form of Nina, living in the catacombs of Sem. With her help. Jimbo survived the frustrations of confinement with a Jim has many friends at VMI. and as the Class of ' 76 exits, his BR ' s realize (if they haven ' t already) what a great person he IS. even if he did have a nasty habit of sleeping on the floor, disguised as a human dust mop. Harold Thoddeus Dodge Jr Varsity Tennis 4; Post No. 5. 3. 2; Editorial Editor VMI Cade t 1; Cpl. 3; 1st Sgt. 2; B Co, Commander 1; Dean ' s List 3, 2; English Society First Prize for Poetry 2; Charter Member " BUFU " club; Member Cadet Publications Board 1, Shot Down 4, 3, 2, . . . 1?. . the lunatic of his " The place where Havelock Ellis " God Bless North Carolina. " Robert E. Lee When you summarize an important phase in impossible to catch all of the flavor of a achievements. Likewise when one speaks of i or failure it is hard to be original and keep yourself from turning your essay into a catalogue. VMI. for better or worse changes us all lust as college changes every person who goes there whether we concern ourselves with the epistomology of Kant or the problems of getting a date for the next weekend. Tad •ryon. abili ird of (Tad 1 be a friend and whok John Lawrence Dorsey Groundhog Slayer. Sherm Alexander Winchester. Virginia Civil Engineer - Engineer Cpl.. Sgt.. 2 Bn. S-3; Airborne School; VMI Ranger; Aggressor CO.. Orienteering Team; Fire Fighters; Scuba Club; Rat Training CO.; A.S.C E.; S.A.M.E. John came down thi VMI. Having a rat hair anyone would complain about such a nice place. Being a small town boy in college, there were never any false fronts or put ons with John. After staying with his family, I realize that his openness and honesty were a gift from his parents. John may never develop much in the way of sophistication, but he will always be honest. Now with four years and every summer session behind him John will graduate on time. While many others fell out. ■- ' determination paid off in the end. John same motivat-on that he came with. After rooming with John for four years. I still VMI with the untry Si George Wayne Eastham Icabod Wayno East Eco " n " m ' 1 ' " ' I ' L ' i - VP " ; " ' " - ' ' ' • Se ' Executive Comm.ttee General Comm,ftee. The Cellar 2. 1; Ghetto Dweller 3, 2 1 loaf member [Kl.. ' ' " " ' - " " rtre«?„l° ' " ' • " " ' " ' " ' l ' " di " !- " ourbon drinking, preppie fe " w% xT ' ' E:s " h arn=ra ' r;of„d ' ' ::te " a:;rhli! .r .o?r;ariX° m " " °1 " ' ' ' " ' ' " " 8 " -s WaynoX " n ' d " ™e Cellar Inmpwh,, , ' " ' ' ' " " f " " " ' ' " " " " ■=« P ' ' ' - " ' of The cellar, bomewhat of a nonconformist he was once seen Ktu ' !J!i ' h ' " " . ' ' " " ' " ' ' " " " ' ' topsiders at the Governor ' s Ball in Richmond. A night hawk at heart. East could sleep all day Ne.e ' ron ' e " ,:, ' ' ' ' " ' f " " f " " " ' ' ' " ' ° " the mood of t ' he day fh .L K L ' :° " ' P ' 3in, Wayne floated through taking the " ood with the bad and as even a disposition as anyone in°he As our four years of atternoons at Duck ' s and nights on I the . and the road draw to a close, thanks fo here s to many more. Dykes: 73 — Douglas K. Baumgardne Charles M. Sleelman 79 — Jeffrey H. Curtis Philip H. Gallahan Gerald Scott Eggleston " Egg " Lexington. Virginia History — Armor Cadel wSr ' Ru ' gb ' y ' " " ' " ' Mountaineering Club; Free Bird: I ' ve always wondered about the proverbial chicken and ees a neT?wr ' h! ' ° . h ' ' 1 " ; " ■ " ' «■ " " ' " " ' ' ° ' «° " - a riew twist, how did a big Egg beget a little Egg ' Ouiet unassuming - and yet a perfectionist at whatever Task he set for himself one could always find Jerry in the room readme or studying: he could never keep himself from having a guil?y conscious after having partied all night, especially when we had a Do-Do test the next morning. Be that as it may we know the w f clrr " v " h!m " oI, ' i " .nv ' ' h ' ' ' 5i ' ' l " - ' " Sl S ' ntle nature will carry mm over any hurdle which life presents. Dykes: ' 73 E. D. Woomer ' 79 Dan Kornacki Jefferson Randolph Esser Acton, Massachusetts Civil Engineering, Air Force 3% P i ' p;« ' " m " ' " " ■ 2. 1: ASCE 3, 2. 1, Sec-Treas. l; ' Peryen ' cornert " ™ ' " ' " ' ' ' " ' ' ■ ' ' ' ' ' ° ' ' " ' " ' ' " ' ' 2 ' da7a ' ' ' !w,ri ' ; ' " T .° " " " ° ' ' 8 " « " ™ this l imnnrTJ , K " f ' ' " ' " ' ' ' " ood. but what I do today WhTn?nm " " ' ' " " «« ' ' i " S ' " S a day of my life for it When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in Its place something that I have traded for it. I want it to be a gain, not a loss, good, not evil, m order that I shall not regret the price that I have paid for it. " Dr. Heartsill Wilson ■73 Jeff Minch ' 79 Fred Stamey Frank Lively Estis ■■Smelvin J- Cooley, the ELf. Bubbles " Richmond, Virginia Chemistry It IS hard to believe that August, 1972 was four years ago. Hard for everyone, that is, but our undaunted hero, Smelvin J. The ELF persevered through long nights by the sink light faithfully writing his Rat English themes. He managed to survive J. B. ' s snoring, the " Greasy Goose, " " well Frank, I ' m afraid that ' s lUst one of shortcomings, " to say nothing of P-Chem, Col. Spaghetti (Ha-cha-cha-chacha! ) and the All American Gansz Band, and became a weatherman in the Gay Blue yonder. Stumbling about, the light dawned on Bubbles that perhaps what he really needed was a woman. Carefully studying the alternatives. Smelvin came to one of his few brilliant decisions; to get along with a beautiful girl you don ' t need to be a football hero, you gotta be a Cheerleader! GO. FIGHT, AHHHHhhhhhhhhhh!!! William Robert Favier " Bill " . " Wild Bill " , " D.D. " . " Fave " El Paso. Texas Electrical Engineering — Mathematics Pervert Corner; Cpl.. Color Sgt., Pvt.; Class Treasurer 3. 2, 1 Selletse; Honor Court 2; Prosecutor 1; Room 112 Gang; Intramural Handball Champ, Fall Semester, ' 74- ' 75; Y.S. FITAS Rack Club; Deans List 4. 3, 2, 1; D.M.S. Mom ' s little angel Bill arrived via Trailways from the tumbleweed country of the Texas desert, August 23, 1972. to the Land of Oz. only to realize it looked nothing like the postcards. Equipped with a 1410 SAT, score, a toothbrush, an insatiable appetite, a brillo head, and a torn cartilage in his chest, Dick set out to conquer VM.I. and save his less-than-perfect roommates. But unknown to him. his roommates had other plans for him: Corruption! Learning to party ( " hic " ) his rat year, his third class year brought him the longest hair ever, corporal stripes, plus a great quest for a double maior and academic stars. His second class year brought a wild Ring Figure weekend in Roanoke and learning how to take an Alka-Seltzer. All kidding aside. Bill ' s first class year brought about numerous accolades and to us the realization that we had a great roommate and one hell of a Brother Rat who would do anything to help a friend. Good luck to a fabulous guy and an everlasting buddy. Dyke: 73 Jim Hie Lynn R 9 Km e Pearson Ste e McKenn Pelham Leander Felder IV Lonely IS the man who understands. Lonely is visio n that leads a man away From the pasture-lands, From the furrows of corn and the brown loads of hay. To the mountain-side, To the high places where contemplation brings All his adventurmgs. . . . Shall a man understand. He shall know bitterness because his kind. Being perplexed of r Hold ssues even that ar nothin I mated. And e shall give Coun cil out of hi wisdorr that n ne shall hea And steadfast in vain persuasion must he live And jnabated Shall his temptat on be. " Abraham L ncoln " John Drinkw ater ; Class of ' 7 3 Dick Bugbee Class of ' 79 Reid Hudson John Golding Ian Adair Fergusson Fergy. Fergy-Rat, Dirtball, Slug Placerville. California Civil Engineering — Infantry A.S.C.E. 3. 2. 1; Young Democrats of VMI. 2, 1; VMI Ranger Platoon 3. 2; VMI Tanker Platoon 1; VMI Theater 2, 1; Society of Physics Students 4, 3. " Ferg " the California Slug, will long be remembered in the sheet that even his dykes hated to touch. The combination of booze, beer, sleep and women {of which there were many), cried out for him but the one that was the loudest was the rack! He must really like the Big " I " because he spent two summers there mainly at Goshen with time out for a little work and a lot of rack attacks. Yes. he brought a lot to the VMI and wherever he goes we will all look back and laugh at machismo man and his virgin " Rum Truck " NAJ Who but Ian could compete for the VMI sleeping record and still keep off Academic Probation ' Who but Fergy could wolf down five helpings of Mess Hall meatloaf in one sitting, and then need an immediate stomach pump? Who but Ranger Ian could get the M 60 machine gun working on FTX ' What more can be said about this guy. He can cope ABK Dykes: Class of 73: Steven R. Chadwick ■79: John C. Poffenbarger Ted C. Kientz Cesano Ferrer Jr. Cess Petersburg. Va. Cadet Typist 4: Karate Club 4. 3: Sport Parachute Club 3- Pre-Med Society 4. 2. 1: Newman Club 4. 3. 2. 1; Regimental Band: 1st Chair Snare: Percussion Coordinator 2. 1: Pep Band 4. 2. 1: Glee Club 2. 1: Young Republicans 4: RFYL 50 Mile Club. Dean ' s List: Harley R. Hinlon Scholarship: St Patrick Church Folk Group Director 3. " How would you like to eat some shoe leather? " was Cesario ' s first thought as he entered the ratline ... But he always met his challenges in a civilized manner. (Pretty good for a Pompating Director with delusions of Godhood) Four years later he ' s the same old Ces . . . except that on a few occasions he has been scared by something floating through the transom and shouting " Boo " . The system never was able to lake his individuality away: in fact. Ces was a positive influence on many in helping them from becoming one of the administration ' s stereotypes. To many, he was a brother never to busy to help someone in trouble Yet one would never hear Ces pamper anyone with solutions to problems. If he believed someone was wrong, he would tell them. Ces can become anything he wants to He will never stop trying to reach his goals. Ces, your brothers are praying for you. If you ever get knocked down, get up. You have all of us behind you We know you can do it . . . and you will. Till our paths cross again . . . and they will; Chow mi hermano — Little God. Pvt.. Corporal. 1st Sergeant. Captain — E Co. Commander; Young Republicans 4: Rat Training 4, 3: RFYL 3. 2: Rat Disciplinary Committee 1: First Class Representative to VMI Publications Board: Ghetto Club 3. 2. 1: FIP Looking back over our years here at VMI. 1 cannot help but wonder at Dave ' s tenure here. The ranking man in the company is not supposed to be the type to go out and party all the lime — he ' s supposed to stay in barracks and worry about shined shoes, guard mounts, and the like. David has somehow managed to come up with a good mix of the two. Achieving the distinction of being First-ranking Corporal, first sergeant and finally company commander, he was also able to achieve the distinction of " liking to run barefoot through the grass " while terrorizing football players at parties, leading raids through the boxwoods at W and L. and keeping the road hot between Lexington and Radford. I hope Bonnie can keep this boy on the grounu — here ' s a rebel yell for both of you in your years together. Masoud Baniestani-Moghaddam William Dean Fisher Fish. Half-a-Rat, Red Junior, Reg. Troll ' 76 Willisburg. Kentucky EE - Signal Corps W.D. Fisher came from Kentucky lo the VMI as green as ass and happy. During his cadetship he has been searching T what he doesn ' t know. But while here he has met some very le people, to name a few, Dr. Fitchett. Red Turner and the PX ew, JK Beard, his BR ' s and lower classmen, tudents and. last but not least, CL Price. W.D. can best be summed up to his friends, his arefoot when possible and no hay rack) and his ' Sem id lev. life. W.D., live by the book and keep your lesson in mind. specially Proverbs 31 (10-31). ECC 3(1-8), and Mat 23 (28 nd 38-39) and don ' t forget. You rate more than your horse. Douglas Randolph Fitchett Baseball: Young Republicans; Astronomy Club; " Zoo Crew " Regimental Herpetologist: LA-EE; Monogram Club; Cadet; WLUR. Peace passing through walls . . . Hand passing through hair . , , Developing our sense of potential . . . Knowing each other is there , . . Balancing security and freedom . . . Growing each week, each day , - . Seeing the one bud of Love Slowly become a bouquet- Time Is . . . Too slow for those who wait- Too swift for those who fear. Too long for those who grieve Too short for those who rejoice But for those who love . . . Love IS Eternity Jay Kellar Foertsch Jay Bird Chickasha. Oklahoma Biology — Air Force Aero Spaced Foertsch. the commercial Pilot of room 121. flew his way into the arch right behind us on that fateful Thursday morning in 1972. With aspirations of being a jet jockey and a physicist, Foertschetti soon saw the light. Rat Physics threw him into a dive and the Air Force said no on his bat-like eye sight. His four-year active duty desires changed to 90 days when he changed from atoms to anatomy. His excellence as a biologist has led him to consider the unmentionable; Graduate school. Living with him for four years has convinced us that he ' s on to something big; we know he ' ll succeed. Good luck Brother Rat Dykes: Class of ' 73; Curtiss Gene Hostetter ■79; Bill Lamb Mike Stako Henry Joyce Foresman Jr. Yank Hank Pvt. 4. 3. 2. 1; Football Team Mgr. 4. 3: Bomb 4. 2: Sports Editor 2: IRC 2nd 1st Runner up Dugunne Model UN ' s ' 74 ' 75; Ghetto; Supertrooper; Richmond Raiders- When General Joseph Stilwell said " By constant care, by meticulous thought and preparation, by worry, by insistence on high standards in everything, by reward and punishment, by impartiality, by an example of calm confidence. It all adds up to Character. " He wasn ' t talking of VMI. but maybe should have been The experiences at VMI have not always been good, but they have taught me many things about life. It has also taught me to look beyond the obvious for the answer. My thanks go to Maury. Dan. Jay. Lee. Mike. Jack. Chip, and Herb and the Ghetto for making VMI easier, I also appreciate the advice that Capt. Williams has given me for three years. Special thanks to my Mom. and especially my Dad for having an open ear and an old camp story to tell. Dykes; ' 73; D. C. Martin ' 79; Craig Marson John DeLuca Robert Sherwin French Bob Tubes Fort Dix N.J, Hop and Floor 3. 2. 1; Sport Paractiute Club 3; Football Manager 4; Sounding Brass 3. 2; El Numero Uno Club 2 Cheese and Wine Club 1. Now , , , in this faraway land Strange . , , that the palms of my hands Should be damp with expectancy Spring , , and the air ' s turning mild city lights , , , and the glimpse of a child of the alleyway infantry Friends , , , do they know what I mean . and the gathering green of an afternoon ( t-of-t But lord I had to go My trial was laid too slow behind me To face the call of fame Or make a drunkard ' s name for me Though now this other life Has brought a different understanding And from these endless days Shall come a broader sympathy And though I count the hours niury , Dykes: ' 73: Coley Raffo ' 79: Heckle Wilson Jeckle Reinard Peter Micheal Friesen Pete. Biscuit Butt, Buns El Paso, Texas Electrical Engineering — Artillery Being an Army Brat with twenty moves in 20 years Pete finally found a home in sunny Virginia at VMI While in ' these parts, he has made a name for himself and it usually appears on the bone sheet about 2 or 3 times a week. Although his reputation has grown with his advancement to first class private, he still strives for excellence. His name no on the bone sheet about 5 or 6 times a week, but f graduate{?) Pete ' s trouble seems to stem from his activities Being a member of the swim team and nookfor-your-life. he often gets his times and dates mixed up. From this he is always in trouble with either the Colonel or Mary Ann But never fear, by May 15. our hero will have what he greatly desires, (B,S, Electrical Engineering and freedom) Pete, has proven his friendship and brotherhood. We will always remember you B.R. Take care of him Mary Ann Dykes: Class of ' 73; John Leon ' 79; Carter McCrowell Abassali Erfani appear; w • 1 1 i?. -f. Clyde L. Furr City Boy. Country Concord. Tenn. Pvt Cpl. P vt.. Sgl.. Pvt.; Order of Ihie Scarlet Nape; Bufu Charlermember; Pre med Society. VMI Theatre, Karate Club; Circulation manager VMI Cadet; Ring design Committee; Cub Scout Den Chief; Across the Trestle and Through the Woods Shooting Club; Hopewell Fan Club. Somebody once said, " Nice guys finish last, " This might be true initially but it is not true finally, at least for Clyde, Knowledge costs us something, whether it is a monetary price, a physiological one. or both. Yet. when we finally finish, our knowledge is valuable and constant simply because we have paid the price whatever it may be. We are changed by what we find out and the more we learn the more we are changed. The existential hero suffers to learn but the fact in that he does learn and this alone lustifies the suffering. Clyde has suffered in many things that have value, even if their worth is only realized here One can get sloppy when one discusses friendship. However, perhaps the connotations of the word friend are adequate to describe the feelings and ramifications of that word. It is enough to say Clyde has been a friend and always helped me when help was needed. Dykes; ' 73 Glen Younis ' 79 Rob Maxey Peter Hitchcock Gabriel Pvt.. Cpl.. Sgt.. 1 St. Lt. ( 2nd Bn. S- 1 ); Dean ' s List; Academically Distinguished; Honor Court; Varsity Swimming 4. 3. 2. 1; English Society 3. 2. 1 (Vice-President 2); English Speaking ' ■ ' - " 1 (Treasurer 1); Publicity ;an Unii Committee; Who ' s Who ; I regret nothing. He who would seek Tiankind is bound to suffer, fvly sorrows rstand the sorrows of my fellow men; ■ exile have dimmed the vision within Mohammad Ho Herndon Maury GatevKood, Jr. " Skinnywood " . " Doowetag " . " Nubben Nibble " Richmond. Virginia Chemistry — Artillery Varsity Wrestling 4. 3; College Republicans 4; American Chemical Society 2.1; Regimental Colors Staff 3; Run For Your Life 3. 1; Third Class Collection Board 3; Pvt. 4. 3. 2. 1 Our Only F.F.V. Aristocrat and Charter member of the pre-rat year summer school scholar club. Maury rattled his way through the arch with the rest of us on that ugly Thursday morning in ' 72, 6 Feet tall and 130 lbs.. Maury stuck out like Battling bouts with tough grades and a minor setback; Maury recovered with an unparalleled zeal for academics and Barb. A Chemistry Ma|0r with a real love for the bubbly liquids; Maury looks forward to a research position. His generosity in housing the unruly apes of 121 on the various Corps Trips is hard to believe. Whenever we needed a friend, he was there. Good luck H. Maury, and stay out of C.C.V. .- «8 David Mark Gedro " Gator " Newport News. Va. English Artillery Armed Forces Club; Civil War Roundtable: English Society; Fire Fighters; International Relations Club; Newman Club; Young Republicans; Who ' s Who in American Hayracks- Vice-President Number 1 Club; After Taps Club. Gator came to VMI with the idea of becoming a career Army officer, but after only a short while at the " Root " he realized his true calling - country music singer. Yes. VMI was the epitome of San Quentin. Paramount was the archetypical bar-room, and Southern Sem provided the " Girl That Broke My Heart. In no time at all. Gator was composing songs about prisons, getting drunk. Mom, and the love that walked out the motel room door. Gator has searched far and wide for his material, from Amherst to Crozet. from Fairfield to Farmville from Gold Coast to Sally Port and even beyond the search continues. With great love and respect for the class of ' 76 especially Gary. Mike. Zeugie. Ed. and City Boy. I leave. Dykes: ' 73: D. R. Poynor ' 79: Tom McCarthy Dabney Thomas Poindexter Gilliam Jr. " Dexter " . " D.T.P. " South Boston. Virginia Biology Pvt. 4, 3, 2. 1; Freshman Football; Varsity Golf 4, 3, 2. 1- Posit Committee; Executive Committee; General Committee: ' ciass President; Ghetto. Dexter came to us from the good country club life of South Boston. Virginia, and maintained this way of life throughout his four years. I ' m not really sure how to sum up his V Ml career but I know that Sevanne. golf, hunhng. and gin and tonic should be included. In the middle of our second class year Dexter inherited our class presidency and has fulfilled this office in his easy going manner. The best way to remember The Institute is through the good times, and I ' m sure Dexter will often think back about our excursions into Lexington, the numerous parties all over the state, and our other periods of general crazmess. Now that it ' s past Dexter will be heading into the great beyond of marriage and a quiet life. In both good luck and don t let the mint hang in your throat. Here ' s to the good Dyke ' 73 John Landry ' 79 Noel Harris Tom Whitlow Richard Wayne Glass " Rocky " . " Rock Quarry " . " SA " Hopewell. Virginia Civil Engineering — Air Force Cpl. Sgt. Lt. Dean ' s List. ASCE. Seminar Chairman ASCE; Hop Escorts — President; J.V Basketball; 74 Lacrosse Team 73 74. 75. 76. Captain Lacrosse Team 76; Pervert Corner 112 Gang; Selletse Gang; Post Holder Contestant; Honorary Packer; " tHoe The Kangaroo " ; F.I.T.A.S Rack Club. Rocky began his Rat year hoping to follow admirably in his brother ' s footsteps, but was awarded corporal stripes his third class year. But traits of a first class private loomed within as he was made a long-haired sergeant and lieutenant. SA never failed to drive us out the room and always hogged the mirror with his 30 minute shaves and marathon hair care with our towels and dryers. With his never-say die mouth the Allman brothers kid dated numerous girls at the Institute, only to be ' invited " to their respective weddings. Moe could always " entertain " an audience and was the first of the gang to turn 21 (Guzzle I. Hic I ), Keeping over a 3 in C,E, Rocky also player. Hyatt Hous becan and I complished . but i Iways had time to help a BR in " " " ■ " • ends - G G. Gray - Mark Byrd Robbie Patters. Scooter Massie Robert Edward Gleason " Free as a bird to settle wtiere I will what dwellinj ' evieve me? In what vale shall be my harbour? Unde what grove shall I take up my home? And what ( I before WW. ' 73: Bill Sedr ' 79; Darioush Ahmadpour Samanj Gholamali (Sabu) Sadeghzadeh Stuart Lee Godsey " The Goose, Stulee. Gander " Richmond. Virginia Civil Engineering — Infantry Rangers 2. 1; ASCE; Zoo Crew 4, 3, 2. 1; Pep Band 4; Musician Grade 5: Private 4, 3. 2. 1. The Goose entered the " Big I " as a " Big Goose " The rigors of the Ratline whipped him into shape, but no obstacle was to prevent him from surpassing his original corpulence Never one to do things halfway, he chose not to do them at all. While the books lay stagnant, he preferred to engage in intellectual discourse with his fellow " ' honorable youths. His quest for the Holy Bull Session led him to enlist m the BSR Commandos his second class year He further distinguished himself by his habitual soiourns to the X, earning himself the title " " Chancellor of the X-checkers. " " fi laintaining the highest traditions of the citizen soldier, he could be counted on to provide rear security for the Ranger Platoon during any of their frequent runs. Fort Bragg, Beware — the Ides of Goose Approacheth. William Edward Grant " Bill, WEG, Censored " " Wheaton. Maryland History, Infantry Newman Club 4, 3. 2, 1 {Chairman 2); VtVII Theatre 3, 2, 1 (Business Manager 3, President 2, 1); Young Republicans 4, 3; Zoo Crew 4. 3, 2; Varsity Sleep team. I remember my first trip down Route 11, As I crossed the Nile and viewed the Institute there was only one thought on my mind, " " My God, it looks like a prison! " ' Throughout our four years here everyo ne " s questioned time and again why, why we came, why we stay, why we left our running girl home, why to everything. Then when we went home for the summer at the end of our Rat year, people realized that we had changed, we were different. This change was initialed by our VMI education, only a small part of which was in the classroom. Thanks to Mom, yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; " Tis dearness only that gives everything it " s value. " " Thomas Pain Dyke " 73 Larry Cerruti " 79 John Colonna " 79 Rick Rice Michael Joseph Gross Coach, Wiseman, " Z " Somerdale, N.J, Economics — Artillery ind Hillary Club; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Gtietto ,., c„„„.„ o. OMICRON Delta Epsilon; President _., Gladiators: Prelaw . , , Distinguished Military Graduate When things went wrong, as they sometimes will. Whei ground we trudged was called the ■ ' hill. " When funds were and debts were high, we wanted to smile, but had to cry V the system pushed us down a bit, we ' d relax with True Blu( never quit. Life was queer with its twists and turns, a roommates have surely learned. We ' ll never forget four-tvv four, the memory will linger for evermore We didn ' t giv though the pace was slow, we turned to Mount View, or die know? Failure was success turned inside out, we turne Hillary without a doubt. A diary is kept of X. Y. and Z a which only we can see. Once we were four, but now we three; so now to all we say farewell, let it be known that wi ; Sun- Evan Lloyd Haberman " Ev " , " Ace " Palisade, New Jersey Fire Fighter, Debate Team; Pres. English ; Academically Distinguished; History Honors ' Trip To Europe. How VMI attracts these Yankees I ' ll nev found his way to the Institute from Jersey gave up on his musical abilities during the Band Ci Purge to become a loyal member of a real company. " ?red the worst of that first year, he was chosen to write thi but Evan ar he pany Rat I m got down t ning addicted work and soon developed a 4.0 habit, academics may drive him to law school. ;hool we ' ll know where to find an honest The world would be better Michael Overholt Hamlett " The Heart Break Kid, Confinement Kid. Mikie Moe Stud Gumby " Richmond, Virginia English Major Armor Branch VMI Cheerleading squad; band; karate; English Society; wrestling; BSD; English tutor; gymnastics, 3,8 Rack Lab; 4.0 TV The phrase " Mikie will do anything " was given to Cadet Hamlett as a |0ke by his roommates. However. Michael was a true cadet in every sense of the word because he was always ready to help his fellow brother rats. His first year at VMI was remembered by such high lights as walking guard for sick brother rats, holding the record for running the block the most times without getting caught and the many company meetings at Johnnies. Michael ' s second year was blackened by the confiscation of his popcorn popper, but it didn ' t keep him from his responsibility of having rank. Burdened with many responsibilities he still was known throughout Longwood Southern Seminary, Baldwin, and Mary Washington. A small portion of his senior year was spent on confinement, but it didn ' t effect Cadet Hamletfs attitude or determination In the eyes of his Brother Rats. Michael has been a constant source of strength, for it is men of his character which help the rest of us ake It, Dykes. Class of 73; Ray Burton Dykes. Class of 79; David Kaplei Harold Michael Hancock " Mike, " " Boy, " " Job " . " H-J " . " Dev Redmond " Richmond. Virginia Civil Engineering — Air Force Special Student " 2. 1; Tweets 4. 3. " Job " came to VMI with visions of jets and an engineering ;gree. But the Air Force knew what was best — Mike was ■on a civilian again. After his rat year, Mike decided it was ne to improve his grades and his love life. He made the same cision again after his 3rd and 2nd class years, and entually both the G.P.A. and the number of dates improved, ike ' s gotten a lot of grief about being " the boy " ever since I was too young to give blood as a rat. and he knows that at ir 25th reunion we ' ll still be calling him " the boy " . Mike aves VMI with a C.E. degree and many friends. To my parents: Without your faith, understanding, and ncouragement. graduating would have been a dream instead Kenneth Stanley Harbin " Mule. Biafran Kid. So Peelto " Strafford. Pennsylvania The Butterfly, a cabbage-white, (His honest idiacy of Flight) Will never now. it is too late, Master the Art of flying straight; Yet has — who knows so well as I ? — A just sense of how not to fly: He lurches here and there by a guess And God and hope and hopele Even the aerobic swift Has not his flying-crooked gift. John Newton Harman John-John " " Chipmunk " " Newton " " Latin Lovi Colorado Springs. Colorado Johnny came to VMI with a list of high school honors too long to mention. In a modest way. he left all this behind him upon entering the Big I. But he did bring something special with him from Colorado, and that was his warm personality. When John entered the arch, who can forget his first words. " I couldn ' t live like that. NO SIR! " The saying stuck and so did John. To his brother rats John was known as Harden, to the Army. Hard Up, and to all the girls. Hard To Get John is aggressive in everything he does whether it be girls, friendship, or his own personal goals. To a lasting friendship. Moe Dykes, The Rat Class of ; ■ahty. Dyke class of ' 73: Jim Chalkley Dykes, class of ' 79; Robert Sutherd Michael Vela Dykes: Class of 1973 Mack Kirkpatrick Class of 1979 Tsung Ming Yeh Robert Parodi Raymond David Harrell Ray. Raunchy, Pops. Raimondo, Blade Annandale, Virginia Electrical Engineering — Arr Force WLUR-FM Radio Club 4; Young Republicans 4; Scuba Club 3; Computer Club 3; Student Grotto 2. 1; IEEE Board Member 2, Vice-President 1; Intramural Handball Champion. Doubles 2; Zoo Crew 3. 2. 1; Pvt, 4. 3. 2. 1. Ray showed up for cadre with a smile on his face and hair on his shoulders — a sure-fire way to make an impression. Never one to take things too seriously, he tried to breeze his way through the ratline and blew into the Regimental Commander. Come January, B Company was smoking cigars in honor of Elissa Michelle. As a third Ray dedicated himself to handball, music, and three-man cluster wrestling. This taught him a lot about Zoo life, but not much about circuits, so naturally he got an Air Force scholarship. Academics got tougher and Ray studied harder — but still managed to fit m an occasional " night uptown with the boys " when we tied and gagged him and forced him to down a brew. Graduation brings Ray 90 days and his ' Stang; what more could a guy want? Dykes; ' 73 Fred Allison ' 79 Joe Bonsignore Said Seyed Mahadviam Mark Alan Havelin Aurehus Marcus Tony Randallstown. Maryland History — Armor Pvt. 4. 3. 2. 1; VMI Cadet Staff 4. 3. 2. Circulation Manager 3, 2. Advertising Manager 2: Varsity Baseball 4. 3. 2. 1; Rat Pep Band 4; Summer School Club; Mail Room Assistant 2. T Computer Club 1; Young Republicans 4. 3; Monogram Club 2 1; American Chemical Society 2. the Cadet assistant Subject: Permit To: The Superintendent 1. Having spent four years at VMI working c staff, as Head Baseball manager, as . manager m the PX and as the only cadet n a permit disapproved. I request permission to re normality for the 76-77 school year. 2. Permission is further requested to maintain a res in the county, drink on Post, serve as aj commandant, and have Debbie as a dyke, 3. I will have completed all requirements for a History at the completion of the 76-77 academi 4. I have no confinement or restrictions, 5. I must return to the Institute for a fifth year, anc for this permit to be m effect for the entire ye Thomas Anderson Hawthorne " Tom " . " Haythorne " , " Hawk " South Hill. Virginia CivilEngineermg-Air Force Coming from a farm in Southside. Virginia. Tom has earned the respect and admiration of his BR ' s. Somewhat the studious type. Tom has worked himself into good academic shape, but he IS never too busy to help a fnend. All the " 76 CE ' s know his door IS never closed. Many a person has passed an exam due to Tom ' s coaching. However. Kim and Longwood were never second nature to him either. Always willing to drop everything for his girl friend, a few late nights were required for catching up on homework after the weekend. No doubt. Tom. you will go far in life because you know when to work, when to play, and have never lacked tor friends. The members of ' 76 and VMI will miss you. Best of luck to one who has given so much. Dyke ' 73 - Robbie Bow E; ' ' Civil Engineering — Air Fo i; Scuba Club; " Roland Tis Hello der Mr Hayes, are you a V.M.I, student, or a U.V.A. student? If you are a U.V.A. student I suggest you go ride your Honda 1 75 and the teachers there will give you an A; but if you should decide to be a V.M.I. Keydel like I was. you might get stuck with a professor who will give you an F, but will be at least nice enough to say " have a nice day " . Rich decided to take the V.M.I, route and under the influence of people like the Papa he has. became a true C.E. student at heart. The guys at V.M.I, have really enjoyed having Rich as a friend because of his good nature. We all wish Rich the best of luck in the future. Dyke ' 73: Doug Huthwa ' 79: Ben Bauman Keith Biegel Rodney Elwood Hayes " Crazy " Bubba Newport News. Virginia Chemistry — Air Force Football 4; Indoor Track 4; Bapbst Student Union 4, 3, 2, 1; Cadet 1; Library Assistant 2, 1; " If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love. I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbol. 1 Corinthians 13:1 " When 1 was a child, I used to speak as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. " , 1 Corinthians 13:11 " For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. " Philippians 1:21 Dykes: ' 72: Kevin Deigh ■73: John Hall ' 79: Gill Pollard Joe Jenkins David A. Heatwole Heat Y Waynesboro. Virginia i — Field Artillery President Sir Edmund Hillary Club; Blind Man; Ghetto I need time to find out where I ' m going 1 need people to show me where I ' ve been I know the answer and it feels good just knov It ' s my friends who show me Who 1 am You been countin ' numbers You been checkin ' letters You ' ve made a good song worse Instead of a bad one better We say come on in, sit yourself down Pass It around, don ' t turn us off Turn us on. ' cause you missed it in the past And we ' re back again " Escape to pun Dyke; njoyment " Gregory Stephen Hedley Greg White Plains, New York Civil Engineering — Corps of Engineers Pvt.. Cpl.. Sgt.. Pvt; Dean ' s List: Bomb 4: Firefighters 3 2 1 Young Republicans 3; Newman Club 4; SAME 2. ASCe ' Commandants List 3; Superintendant ' s List 3. When Greg first saw the inside of his -ceir ' on the fourth stoop, he wasn t worried He knew when the ratline was over in a few weeks he ' d move into his real room the one with arpetmg, paneled walls, closets, and inside toilets. He ' s still ting - orry. after gradua t he ' s Greg IS a hard person to get to know, if you can find him If he IS not studying in NEB or taking his weekly PX break, then Greg IS liome working to pay for his super car - not to mention the landlord of his cell Once you get to know him you have a great friend for life. It would be hard to find more loyalty stuffed into one lanky body. The Army doesn ' t realize yet what a loss they suffered when they let Greg get away Anyone as fastidious, organized and indeeatable as this man will go far in the business he chooses All who have the pleasure of knowing him these " golden " llT lTnt Z oT ' " ' ' ■ ' " ' " ' " ° " " " " " • ' " - " ' Dykes: ' 73: Jay Heme ' 79: Vincent Koshute Paul Ramev Barry Dwayne Helms " Bar " " Bar D " " B.D. " Christiansburg. Virginia Civil Engineering. Corps of Engineers ASCE 4. 3, 2, 1: SAfHE 2. 1: Young Republicans 4 Pvt 4 3 Sgt. 2: 2nd Lt. 1: Ghetto; Hop Committee 3, 2 1 Timm ' ins Society 4, " Hi. my name ' s Bur Helms and I love you. " What more could wfth ' uf ' Se ' ler- ' H .h ' l ' ' " " r " " " ' " ° " " ' synonymous Bur He learned the basics from his fine family and VMI refined them into not only a true friend but a man His courtship 01 rrancme IS known throughout barracks, for who else would vlrRi Hel ' " " Z " " " ' ; " " " «• W ' h his slime green Dodge van. Bur Helms is the resident redneck in RM 132 I ' m sure he u, ' L ll ' ' ' ' ' ■ " " ' " ' " ' " " ' " ' ' " " " V ' ' because Buena vista will always remember him. Dykes: ' 73: Mayes, H. Larry ' 79: Petit. Kevin, S. Mitchell. Tom K. Michael Allan Hillsgrove Finksburg, Maryland Militaria Historical Society; Confinement Club 90 dav Air Far, Club; Apathy Club; PX Employee, ' The phenomenon that is Michael Hillsgrove ranks as unioi ■ n the annals of VMI. A pilot at heart, he thrives on anv mea by which he can propel himself off Terra Firma ;ind mi,, +k " Wild Blue Yonder, " There ' s a lot of space ou, there and m! seems to always know his way around. He hasproven his versahlity by expandingh - ' ■ ■ a point whereby he can cope with not only ii Str, ound : i but i ■.Mil aton ? planets homn = ?. " , ' l " " " : " ' ends to cast aside his ' potential tor bemg a starship captain and prefers the role of an alaskan bush snlrfr.n? " !,!! " ' k " ' . ' !, ' ' " ' " ' ' ' " ' PostVMI days should be onfv .h„ h . u ° ' " ' rf ' ° ' " " Class of " 76 " wish for him only the best. He is our Brother Rat, Dykes: " 73 " Ronald Paul Martin ■79 " " Randy Atkins Lovick Stephen Miner Diabetic Wtmp Roanoke, Virginia Civil Engineering — Corps of Engineers Pvt 4 Cpl 3, Set, 2. LI 1;X Zero Club; Cadet Program Board 2 1 Vice President 1; OGA 1, Secretary 1; Sport Parachute ciub ' 4 3 2, 1; Scuba Club 4. 3, 2, 1; Student Grotto 2, 1: SAME 2. 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2. 1; Lip Rippers; Zoo Crew 3. 2. 1; Regimental Diabetic Wimp 2. 1. Dedicated to " Happy " Hiner. VMI ' 43. A grub private from way back with the Old Corps who has put up with 4 years of my complaints and gripes about the Big I. even though, according to Happy, life at VMI is not half as hard as it was in the " Old Corps ol -43 " , My father never pressured me into going to the Institute. He |ust said things like. I wish one ot my sons would go to VMI " This statement being made alter my only other brother had picked UVa or that during High School, a brand new VMI catalog would shoi- ■■ " " ' " " " d ' he house every year and I never sent for it. But right. d the house my father was glad that I decided to stay. Douglas Wayne Mines " Doug. Hiney. FA2. Cecil Elkton. Maryland Member of Honor Court; D.MS.; All conference; 1974 Southern Conference Champs Tri-Captain; f ° " og,=n,aub President. Perverted Corner; Selletse gang; 112 ga " g ' " " P Escort; Post Holders; Honorary Packer. Fitas Rack club. " Dousie " entered VMI ready to play football for the " Big Rett " Earlv he realized it was not all fun and games here. His Raf yeafwas the start of his nickname of (FA2) with shaving crearn battles and sumo wrestling. Many girls passed through his VMI life. Hiney was not to be denied, he wasn t. His tliird class year brought a starting position at center and wrestling Thersa T at ECU. Mild-mannered Doug was transformed into Mr Cecil Country his 2nd class year That country was good to Mr ' DMS as a friend introduced him to a " girl named Sue ' who Pot him UD for the games. An avid and expert partier. Doug Shis his s°Lff (and lunch) at New Orleans and Monogram Pa " es The Godzilla of Rat Breakouts returned for his 1st yea hampered by " Karolinsnitzitous " and strived °; •=;° ' " 5= Title and 1 at the FP. Doug ,s more than an ordinary Keyde but a friend to all. He will always be remembered as a great roommate and lifelong friend. Dykes; Blake Thomas " 73 " Rodney Ashton Mottle " Bear " . " Hotrod " . " Load " Alexandria. Virginia History — United States Air Force Private 4, 3. 2. 1; Grotto 4. 3. 2. 1; Commanders 4. 3. 2. 1; Firefighters 2. 1; Number 7 Club 1; " Vs " . ?7; Ameoba Crew 3, 2. 1; Zoo Crew 4. 3. 2. 1. Rod Hottle IS well known among his B.R. ' s one ' njiy " ' another, but no matter which way he ' s known, he s liked. Rod is a personable guy. easy to get along with, and not very demanding. Actually hes a free loader, but that ' s beside the ' ' Tke all cadets. Rod has had his problems. Academics that first year pushed him into a field he likes very much. The History Department will never be the same. There also comes a time in each cadets life when hes touched by that special girl. Rod ' s turn came in our Third Class year and ever since Debbie has been under his blotter and in Nell Load, whatever you do we all wish you luck and success. Dykes: ' 73 Steve Smith ' 79 Ed Jonson Pascal Georges Houcke Rumson. New Jersey Electrical Engineer _ Air Force srch of : Aid Sw During the summer of 72, Pascal C3me to VMI in a degree in Electrical Engineering . . nothiine more " Me nnn LT.L " ? ' " " ;, ' » " " ' " ' ' ' • " " " ' ' ° °« = • ' ' " I " ' i ' = " ' er he wanted I or not) A civilian at heart, Pascal learned to accept he reality and boredom of cadet life, the VMI " Good Deals " the confining existence, and the total life of social life It was heTn ' °„ ' r ' w " ' t ohaa seen the Roman Coliseum, crossed the Tower Bridge, and touched the Arc De Triumphe. Although this may all portray his cadetship as a four year setback, suEh IS not the case Pascal learned Electrical EnemeermE he adapted to cadet life and made lifelong friends For him VMI means learning and success Dykes: Class of ' 73: Darrell C, Rickmo ■79; John W, George Paul G. Lachmani Id Jr. Nelson Allen Jeffers " Big Man " " Jelson " . " Naj " Chesapeake, Virginia Civil Engineering Air Force J.V. Football 4; VMI. College Republicans 4,321 Chairman 1, Sec 2; C.R.F V. State Director of Education! Rugby 3 2 Firefighters 3, 2; A,S.C.E. 4, 3. 2. 1; International Relation Club 1; P.C. 1: Pvt. 4, 3, 2. 1. After three years of struggling. Nelson has realized part one of his college goals, to become a " civilian " engineer Another goal he worked for and obtained, was the chairmanship of V.M.I. ' s College Republicans Club, No one at V.M I could fill this position as well as Nelson. His attitude m this area is like his attitude for all else. Make it work out, no matter how hard Douglas Blair Johnson ; " D,B. " , " Doug " i Electrical Engineering — Infantry Fairfax, Virginia ■ I. 3; Cpl. 3: Sgt., Pvt, 2; 2 Lt.. 1; Student Grotto 4, 3 ' ;r Platoon 3. 2, XO, 1; BSR 2: Computer Center Cadft! ant 2. 1; R.D.C. 1; Academically Distinguished, Airbomr and Ranger Qualified. " Vou ain ' t got the »«(g°,, spurred man on to such great a ' Nev " No m, Every I Dyke: island, entire unto itself: i piece of the whole, a part of the spurred man on to such great achievements as these have for Doug. He has climbed mountains and jumped out of airplane! ' ' m pursuit of his motto , . " I ' ve got 3i ' @°„3i! " Doug ' - nighttime status reports and morning wrestling matches were the hit of Rm 358. His scholarly average of 3 5 was tarnishec when Brother Rat Bone pulled a 4.0. It was a devastatm " blow and other punches came also, for although he was a comoral sergeant, and lieutenant, he never outranked The Bone. It wasnt unhl this past summer that he was able to wm the ultimate victory by achieving his Airborne-Ranger status. There IS but one question lett to ask this grizzled (still only shaves once a week), weatherbeaten. jungle warrior, " Did ya see that i big black dog yet Doug? " Dykes: 73 J. D. Wilson 79 Stan Hodges Bill Bailey John Preston Johnson Hammonton. New Jersey I Dean ' s List; DMS; Cpl.; Sgt.: 2nd Lt.; Gl I Cadet In Charge-VMI Firefight ' " " Platoon 3; VMl Sympi Club President 1: 1; CADET staff 1: Ranger ,, _,..., Committee 1; English Speaking 2, i; Graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School: Blue Ridge Parkway Motorized Assault Force. What can we say to a roommate like Gregg except a sincere thanks. From the beginning, Gregg presented a professional and stern manner. Throughout the years at VMl however Gregg has become one of the very few who was a real friend to us. He proved this time and again when we had probleni- Dean ' s List; Academically Distinguished; DMS; Cpl.. Mst Sgt Cot — 1st Battalion Commander; Rat Company Commander 2 RSe Team 4, 3. 2; ASCE; Rat Training CIC 1. Firefighters 3 2. 1; Firefighter S-1; Young Republ e;Blu ,.„,. ,. _.jduate of the Ridge Parkway Motorized i the . Gregg be Dykes; ' 73 Robert Schiaccitano ' 79 John Arthur ' 79 Rocky Titus Fort Bragg RECONDO Cour; Assault Force. Any group of individuals trying to accomplish a task, is fortunate if it possesses a few very , dependable quiet achievers In the case of the class of 76, we have been tortunate to have John, Never one to draw a g ' eat de= ° ' attention, John seems to be the one who " " f ' " f ,° " " 5 ' i,, difficult jobs, which he somehow accomplishes successfully Whatever field John moves on to he will take " ' t him he respect and admiration of his Brother Rats. We who " O " 1™. reaNze that we have had a man of exceptional conscience and Chaacter working with us. Yet. John will deny all this. He will lust say as usual " God grant me the seren ty to |iJ«Pt ' |J alwayrdole best |0b he can, as he honestly believes it needs to be done. F I (.or o Thomas Duff Joseph -Duff Buff, Buffhead, THE HEAD, THE MAIN HEAD " Civil Engineering — Corps of Engine— Pvt 4 3. 2, 1; SAME 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2. 1; Monogram Club 3. 2, 1; Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Head Manager 3, 2. 1. Duff came to VMl in hopes of getting a CE degree and maybe going into Pro Basketball. What would a CE be doing in Pro Basketball ' What else? Being a manager! During his stay at VMl Duff put up with all the headaches of being manager of the VMl Cagers and proved to be really good at it. No one puts up with headaches better than Duff He was a good manager, a good roommate, and a really ■ s -a ' -,f.,:e So was Mel Brooks! Anyway, Duff will no doubt be a great success someday and when the Duff Joseph Field House is built for VMl in 1984. well know who did it Dykes; ' 73; Bob Marks •79; Joe Turbiville Marvin Miller P Dyke •73 Jo e Duffy ' 79 Dirk Cox Ahmed Khandan James G. Joustra, Jr. Football 4, 2; Young Republicans 4; Scuba club 4; AFROTC Diningln Committee 3. 2 (Chairman); Arnold Air Society 3 2 1; Karate Club 2, 1: English Speaking Union 4 VMI Greys Equestrian Team 4. 3, 2; The New York-New Jersey Club 2, 1. August 1972: the place — VMI; enter our big tall handsome stud from New York (state, not city) ready to keep the South from rising again. He learned quickly that Southerners fight dirty; germ warfare (he got Mono) and they ' re unsportsmanlike (he got a concussion in football). Undaunted our hero rose again, only to run headlong into the serrated zirconium steel shaft of the VMI Biology Department, For a time It seemed that all there was to comfort this battered Union Vet, was his horses and a procession of women, any one of which a smart Keydet would have traded h is Ac, stars for a date with. Even though a wrist broken in football practice and the determined efforts of Dr, White ' s crew combined to keep the ' on the gridiron 2nd class year, siderably with Ring Figure 76 ' ain Lisa, who will someday nt addition Big Jir ' his great battle sweetened and the addition of a i undoubtedly become a mor fight isn ' t over yet. but it ' s the fighting that goes down in th. Big Book, not the winning or losing. ■ like you to do anything but win, anyway. Good luck to a true friend and B,R, Class of 73 dyke: William F, Flood Class of 79 dykes: Bahrum Zahir Nejad and Jeff Goldhardt Steven Michael Joyce " Steve " " Tread-head " San Francisco, California History — Armor ? " ' " , ' ; o V ? " ' " ' ' " = " " ' 21: " tf ' Class Editor 1; Militaria Society 4, 2, 1 ; Tanker Plat oon 2,1; Scooter ' s Club 2,1; Young Republicans 4; Zoo Crew 4, 3, 2, 1; Head of Progressive Music Department 2, 1; Struggling Student 3, Steve came to VMI hoping to teach it a little " Fort Knoxian " attitudes, only to find that VMI is unchanging Desoite this Steve shil retains his " Fort Knoxian " sense of humor and friendliness. He always enjoyed making people laugh even at his own expense. He was always willing to swap bawdy stories, listen to problems, and especially to give advice His love for good music IS unrivaled, and he always gloried in having " rare " records by groups no one heard of, and of course we can ' t forget HIS tanks! Was there anyone better suited for Armor than the Tread-head " ? Well, upon graduation, he ' ll trek back to Fort Knox, and then who knows, the next Rommel ' Dyke ' 73 Malon Updike ' 79 Bob Arnold Jeff Vorderma William Gale Karnes " Billy, Jaws, Lockjaw " Culpeper, Virginia History, Infantry S. ' i!ripn? ' n ' ' ' ' r l ' " %V ' ' !• " " " Og am club 2, 1; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2 Vice President, 1 President; Sport Parachute Club 3; Ghetto 2, 1; Rat Battalion Commander 1 President of RDC 1; VMI-Longwood Club 4, 3, 2, 1. I first met Billy three years ago in room 427 and thought for sure he vvas from a foreign country. After several days though, I was able to decipher his mumbling (caused by the unique structure of his jaw) and realized there were few thoughts I felt, most certainly f ted his physique and mentality), history, and religion. Oh me! Our third class year resulted in much the same as our rat year He still mumbled, thought about Susie and thoroughly enjoyed watching me get in trouble Our second and first class years brought new roommates for Billy, a girl named Susie, wrestling, history, and religion For me more trouble. Now as the last two from 427 and still privates, Billy IS the New Cadet Batallion Commander and I ' m still on confinement. In closing I must say I have never accused B? ,ht " D°. Z " " " " " " ' " ' ell ' gfhl statement, nor is he my Brother Rat. He is far more than that, he is a sincere friend I wish him the best of luck in the Army, but as I told him today neither one of us know a damn thing we ' ve " learned " in M.S, Dykes; ' 73 Boot McNeely Dave Northcratt ■79 Kirk Latsha Pete Underwood i ' y ■ ' ■ M.L. Prasobchai Kasemsant " Yai, Chai. K, , . , " Bangkok, Thailand Civil Engineering — Infantry International Club. Yai came to V.M.I- on a Royal Thai Army Scholarship to become a Math Major, However, he bent the rules anct sneaking through the army directives, to become a notably outstanding " Civil Engineer " . During his rat year, he was known to his " Brothers Rats " as a " pool shark " and as a " brain guy " . Though his impressive personality earned him a corporal-rank when he was a Third, he has a strange philosophy that led him to be less interested in rankership. Yai was attracted to V.M.I. ' s gorgeous campus so much that you can hardly tear him away from V.M.I That is why you can find him every weekend travelling out of Lexington. Although he became spacey during his first class year because of girls, he is able to pull out of here in three years. Yai knows the real values of V M.I. and he will always be a class of 1977 B.R He may be proud of his accomplishments here but these are little compared to what the future will brin . Best of Luck. Yai. Dyke: 74; Donald Edward Sharpe Scott Herbert Kasler Pvt. 1, 2, 3, 4; Dean ' s List 1. 2, 3, 4; Academically distinguished 1, 2, 3. 4; AFROTC scholarship; Young Republicans; Religious Council; Pre Medical Society; WLUR-FM Radio Club; Arnold Air Society; WA4C0; Amateur Radio Club; Pep Band; Timmons Society; Caving and Mountaineering Club; bugler. ROA r Tiber of Band Company; 3rd Class ROTC Award for excellence in the study of r history; 50 miles RFYL certificate twice. litary You ' re right Gary ( ' 7 2); " What IS the end of study? let me know. Why that to know which else we should not know. " The informed soldier fights best " Dykes; Class of 1973; Steve " Ranger " Chadiv Class of 1979; Daniel Richardson Vince Forgione Charles M. Keen III " Charlie, Lyin ' Boy " Chester, Virginia Civil Engineering — Engineers Pvt 4 ' Cpl. 3; Set. 2; Lt. 1; Wrestling 4; Sport Parachute Club 4 3; S.A.M.E. 2. 1; A.S.C.E. 3. 2. 1; Pervert Corner 2. 1; Distinguished Special Student Club; 114 Weekend Club. Fire Mission Range 114 meters. Elevation 452. Deflection. 4 years Commence fire, fire for effect. Splash. Cease fire, target destroyed — direct hit on Lyin ' Boy " Hey who let the snakes in here? " . Thus has been Charlie ' s story of his years at the " I " However he has not let it stop him from doing the more important things in life, carrying steel, sailing hobies cats, and lots of long hours in NEB. He has worked harder than most, arid his Dad and MAK have a lot to be proud of. AO ' B and I would not have had as many laughs or as much fun if it had not been lor a roomy like good 01 ' Charlie. Huh. what did do ya say? Dykes; Cla: 1 Herl Richard Kelly Keith ■■Richard " Montgomery, Alabama Biology — Field Artillery ' ' l ' ' ' J ' !■ Y " J " E Republicans 4, 3; Riding Team 4 ' Karate ' . " ?- :_2A. ' ' ' ' i = ' Society 4. 3. 2, 1: F.refighle ' Recondo Club; Gr. Taxi Se ■; Ghetto: ■■Qladi; What can one say about a guy who left the American Colleee of Switzerland only to decide upon VMI. Realization that skiing was not of primary importance, and what used to be a way of nte was now a boneable offense proved, to be quite a shock Conduct proba ,on numerous trips to Sem. and Madison, and Rm. B ?rl(° " I M ' ■ ' " " " ' " ' ' ° ' " g ' " ' gm •= th ' fti class year But Richard only allowed this penod to set the stage for Rmg-Figure. a renewed interest in ■■The 400 Club , and his appearance as master of the ■■Green Hulk Wagon " which was to prove a most successful competitor m the ' ■Every Other Saturday Night Road Rally Club ' . ,h! ' ' !Jl ' " ' l " ' obtained all the goals desired, Richard returned ' w ' . f ' ' ' ' " P " »ate. specially recognized by the Wizard " for conduct, and specially recognizing Sem due to an aS ' ° " " " ' H? " V " ' " ' ' " ' ° " - ' ' " " ' ' But now with the enS almost in sight a future at the University of Alabama, indeed your future looks bright. Best of luck Brother Rat in each and every endeavor, " Dykes: ' 73 Da ■79 Toi Pat StacI Northcraft Robert J. Keneally npkin. Del Manly, Charlie Six, Kyke Cpl- 3: Sgt. 2: Cpt 1; Honor Court Member 1: OGA member Handball Champion 2: Literary Magazine 3: S-5 Staff 3, 2 Boxing and Wrestling assistant teacher 1: English Society 3 Wrecking Crew 2. 1: Lexington FOUR 2: Member of the Sardine-Cheese Diners Club VMI IS a fine inst.ti individual. Such IS the came rolling through armed with the bles: I uniqu nbitic ■ to : nowned for produci ;h our beloved Bumpkin The Man ch on that fateful day m 1972 gb hopes and of I studliness. However, semester 1 t would have to channel his reserv stay down in any battle. Bob, with dyke, but mostly through his own i the hammer blows of the Engli: gained from that first year has that would have felled a lesser I cept nothing less than first m anything Cadet ■ ' ' -■-.. OGA member, the list is long that typifies t Corps rvior, VMI style Never one to h coaching from his legendary 1 initiative, bounced back from 1 department. The momentum earned him through obstacles Capt the respect and dedication he has in the country Don ' t brother. May God bless Dykes: 73 Roland J, Tis 79 Chappy Luca Reza Zeinali nedfr( jck: he doesn t need it - he has earned the lov( of your life. Koumbata, Joseph Patrick Kennedy Pvt, 4. 3, 2, 1; Caving and Mountaineering Club 4: Young Republicans 4: Funky Dudes 2, 1; Cadet Waiter: Free Bird, What can you say about a guy you lived with your rat and first class years- A guy that never studies and is still able to maintain above a 3 average A guy that is able to accumulate an average of zero demerits and is still able to run around with the best of us on conduct pro To those of us who know him the words J,P, conjure up a slow moving guy rambling around the J oops_o watching TV who would only look up the third or ' " found myself wondering vithout being on . I ' ll have to keep wondering because if he can make it through here as spotless as he has he ll be a sure success when he leaves VMI, We know Jay will always strive to climb higher towards the road of ultimate success and we wish you the best of luck in the future. ■ called t could go througtn hen ing PT s and Dyke Robert James Kern Pvt.,Pvl..Sgt..Lt.;Edilor-in-Chief, v ' V CADE ' Honorary Junior Member ROA; Posil Committee; Publications Board; Sounding Brass Alliance Francaise; S 5 Staff; Rat Training; Fire Fighters: College Republicans. Scuba Club, BSU; Rat Cheerleaders; Varsity Track; " 75 Super Bowl Celebrators; Barracks Rep. — Iron City Beer; Epic Truck- Four years ago the city of the infamous Steelers and Iron City Beer let loose on the Shenandoah Valley one of its most prized people Finishing the first year of hard times in the Ghetto on the 4th stoop. Rex was determined he would no longer pursue his cadetship as an English i bound I cadet. " that V • — W J- iRe«. Like they say. He returned second semester third class year on threi confinement. That didn ' t stop Kern at all. Coming back second class year his life was viewed through a brighter spectrum — a class ring, rank in the Corps, and best of all. Susan. Still being the determined individual he generally is Rex came back this year not only as a ranker but as Editor of the by some mysterious circumsti on the scene- With these four trying years behind old Kern, one can or wonder where he will go? Wherever it be we sure hope Sus; and a case of Iron will always be on hand. Take care BR ai good luck! Dyke. Class of 73: Tim McConnell Dyke. Class of 79: Gary Hammond, Tim Cordle Alan Bryant Kinker " Kinky " . " Pollock " t echanicsville. Virginia Civil Engineering - USMC College Republicans 4; ASCE 4. 3. 2. 1; Firefighters 3: Ranger Platoon 3. 2; Cadre 75; Pvt.; Cpl.; Sgt. AI came in a larhead with the disease of Marine-itous. Yes sir, who else would strain while talking to the Skull. There is a gentle side of AI which only one really knows, she has tamed this Marine for which she has plans of her own. With Amy ' s help he will certainly lose the bet NAJ, AI Kmker is for real. I know. I ' ve roomed with him for 3 years. He is a real " Southerner (AI. all northerners aren ' t Yankee invaders.) a real lover (Amy is the Mean Marine really a pussy-cat. guess it all depends on the girl) a real friend (how come you always borrow my skivies? Do I reailv owe you 30 dollars?) and finally a real Brother Rat. Thanks AI. lAF John B. Kirk " JB, John Boy. Chipmunk " Troy. Alabama Civil Engineering — Corps of Engineers Pep Band 4 3. 2, 1; Director 2, 1; Baseball Manager 4, 3: Airborne Pit. 3; Airborne; Ranger Pit. 2, 1; Timmon ' s Society 4 3 2 1 Young Republicans 4; Ring Design Committee 2. Ghetto 2, ' l; WCl 4. 3. 2. 1. There ' s something about that Alabamian that has made many a person stand up and take notice Who would not be pleasantly surprised to know our Airborne Pep Band le ler is EOine to finally settle down!? Even though you never really filled up your blouse JB you. more than most, knew the correct SOP of attempting to (ie Johnny ' s, Paramount. Red Front. College Inn. etc . , .) But along with building up your tolerance you have built a strong and lasting friendship with all of us (sorry W nda - Your futurlseems secure and to that we all wish you luck. Our paths ef fou Dykes; ' 73: Dean Smith ' 79: John Kailey Jay Thompson nd It I Gary Lloyd Knight " KNIIIIIIIIEEET !!! Incognito Knight " Pvt. 4. 3. 2. 1; Student Grotto 4. 3; Rangers 3, 2, 1; BSR Vice Commander 2: Sport Parachute Club 4, 3. 2, 1; S-5 Staff 2 !■ Air Borne; DMS: Militaria Society 4. 3, 2. 1. " You can ' t win them all. but you can loose every one! " VMI by way of Piedmont. How else cadetship? Gary started his Isinoneday with numerous others to follow. Due to his immense popularity. Knight made 7 trips to the RDC To end his rat year. Knight boycotted the signing of the confinement sheet and chalked up 40 demerits during finals. This enabled Gary to begin his 3rd class year on Conduct Pro Knight spent his 2nd class year in the BSR socializing with Bears and BSR Commandos. At Ranger School Incognito Knight received several negative spot reports due to being overly tactful. From here. Incognito Knight began his 1st class year being watched, and watched, . . and watched. No matter how hard Gary tries to blend in, for better or worse he will always stand out and be overly conspicuous. Dykes: ' 73: Jim Davidson •79: Phil Southers Joe Simas Andre Stephen Koneczny " Dray " Pvt.. 4, 3. 2, 1; P.F.T., 2; Sir Edmund Hillery Club; Ghetto; I 4, 3. 1; Bomb, 4, 3; Cheerleader 4, 3; Monogram Club; F Gladiators: 342 Gambling Club; 142 Numbers Racket As a rule, a change in atmosphere causes a change in oi attitudes. Four years in The Valley has not caused Andri Change his. He came to us from the country club life and a V.lvl.l., he will return to the social scene at the Linksl Ther always an exception to the rule and Andre won ' t let a si obstacle like the " I " change his goal in life, lUst enhance Dyke ' 73 John Sykes ' 79 Ray " Space " Denk Steve White Ares George Koumis " Greek " , " Jersey Hitman " , " Nukem " Bergenfield. New Jersey History — Air Force. Missiles Pvt., Deans List; AFROTC Scholarship: Missileman; Rifle Team 4, 3, 2, 1; Captain 1; Varsity Letter; Rifle; Monogram Club AAS 2: Caving and Mountaineering 4; S-S Staff 2; New York-New ' Jersey Club 2. 1; La Cosa Nostra 4. 3, 2. 1; Blue Ridge ' Parkway Assault Force: Member. Sardine and Cheese Diners " Club. ll- these the I ., Mysterious, esoteric, cryptical. Bizarre words that define our brother rat Ares Koumis? Just bi Ares wears a black turtle-neck sweater with black pants and : boots while home on furlough, or plays Mafia Hitman on the ' Pahsaden Cliffs doesn ' t mean that he is a little esoteric or bizarre. And just because he has a tremendous fetish for firemans, devours sardines like candy, and reads H.P. ' Lovecraft instead of Penthouse doesn ' t mean that he is ' different than any other All-Amencan boy. does it? i As a former roommate. I can seriously state, though, that his extreme generosity, concern for anothers problems, and continuous loking were always appreciated. Ares comes from an extremely fine family with proud traditions It is this proud : background and the many advantageous experiences gained here at the Institute that will produce a very happy successful life for Ares. Good luck. Brother Rat. Why VMI? " Better to Reign in Hell, than Serve in Heaven. " hite William Ronald Lagrone " Bone " . " Ron " Daleville. Alabama Chemistry — Infantry 3l, 1st Sgt.. Delta Company Commander; Dean ' s List 3. 2.1; .M.S.; Academically Distinguished 3. 2; American (;hemical iety3 2 1; Fire Fighters 3. 2. 1; S.P.S. 1; History Dropout; Under Confinement Club; Recondo; Week End and Crammers. " In a clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade And • carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down or It him til he cried out in his anger and his shame ' I am leaving, im leaving, I am leaving ' but the fighter still remains ' Paul Simon. ' 73 — Jerry Brown ' 79 — I ike Murry Rick Pugh John Zachary Laliberte " Zack " Chemistry — Field Artillery Pvt4 3 2 ICadetBattery 4. 3;XO-2;BC-l;BombStaff 4. 3 2 ' l ' CWRT 4. 3, 1; The Dean ' s Other List; Armed Forces Ciub ' 4; ' English Speaking Union 1. " A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog. conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve pmiafions analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer: cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. " , , Dyke: Paige Lewis LaPrade Jr. English — Air Force 1 finder — :ross between a millionair ) prophet but more often And it ' s there instead — Somewhere in your head The rules are defied — " Oh friend of mine, don ' t be denied. ' Don ' t ever be denied! Thanks to my cheerleaders — Mom. Dad. and Family. Gerardo Latoni Jerry — Tito — Titerre — Hollywood Mad Dog, Mohawk. Little Red Light, El Negro Guaynabo. Puerto Rico Chemistry — Infantry Pvt. 4, 3. 2. 1. All Pro 3. 2; Wrestling 4; Boxing 3; Karate 3, 2; Pinball Wizard 4. 3. 2, 1; Run For Your Life 3; Penalty Tours 4. 3, 2. 1; Ten Most Wanted 4. 3. 2, 1, A southerly wind brought Tito Latoni into the Virginia Military Institute with a mischievous smirk on his face. Four years and one haircut later that smirk still exists!! To those who never knew Tito a wariness soon developed, but to those of us who tried to understand him, a new personality developed; one of a brother, Not much can be said in passing because we know Tito will always be there; willing to share both the good and the bad times with us. There were many of each and there will be many more to come, So Tito until we shortly meet again, gracious mi hermano precioso ye chow negro. Michael Edward Linaberry " Lionel " , " Linus " , " Linseed " " Linny " Woodbridge, Virginia Chemistry — Air Force Pvt. 4; Pvt. 3; Pseudo-Sgt. 2. Band Company Guidon 1; Academically Distinguished; Man-in-the-Middle; Pep Band: Brass Ensemble; Caving and Mountaineering Club; Timmins Society; American Chemical Society: Secretary-Treasurer. President; Wedgie Committee; Physics Honor Society; VM Cadet cartoonist; zoo crew; Firefighters. Who cares about the " man-in-the-middle " ? Well, his roommates for one. " Lionel " (so named for his nighttime non-stoppers) came to the Big Red to study chemistry, play baseball and develop his character. Well, one-for-three isn ' t too bad. Mike ' s relationship witnessed his countless affairs of the heart with anything in a shirt. But Mike was never unfaithful, either to Dolores or his roommates. Isn ' t that right, Lee? Quickly aroused {how about those nipples ' ) Mrke was a ird guy to say no to. Maybe thats why the Air Force dropped 1 to c allow to V r that r .you got Scott Lloyd Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Young Republicans; B.S.U., BOMB 4. 3; Rugby 4, 3. 2, 1; Match Secretary; Captain Rugby team; the CADET 2, 1, Advisory Manager 2. Business Manager 1; Tankers 2; Publications Board 1 ; 3rd. Class Finance Committee; Wrestling Upon his first visit to the Institute which would mark his cadetship m the spring of ' 72. Lusty entered the Institute with the visions of college life only to be disillusioned as he learned the sins of strong drink and late and dark trips to the R.D.C. (Why wasn ' t there a penalty?). Lusty endured these hardships only to find more as a third as the Institute did not take kmdiy to thirds who kept cards and gambled. It was that we almost lost this man as he searched for another school to further his education, but due to a sweet young thing from Georgia. Scott decided to stay within the walls of " mother 1 " Our second class year saw a new changed man as his new roommate helped control this wild man. This new image did not last long as Scott was the second person and still holder of the " Brown Derby " — the Getto ' s most coveted award for his great dates from Harrisonburg for the America Concert. This was also the year for Ring Figure at which Scott and Wayne had the night of their life. It would be impossible to describe Scott in this small space but there are some terms which hold special meaning: The Cellar. Juicy, Afton Mountain Drivers, Red Wine, Georgia Peach, Rugby, and Mom and the Doctor. Good luck to a truly great friend from the ' burg- Dyke ' 79; " Reggie " J,M. Sadler Mark Day Wadds Buggs Buzzy Northen f ; James Allison Lofton " Jimmy " " Lady Killer " " Don Juan " Opelika. Alabama Modern Language — Pvl, 4; Cpl. 3; Sgl. 2; Lt. 1; Dean ' s List; Academically Distinguished: Varsity Football 1. 2. 3, 4; Varsity Track 4; Monogram Club; FCA; Chairman Posil Committee; Sports Editor, Bomb; Wtio ' s Who in American Colleges universities Spence. Under the leadership of The " Jersey Devil " Jimmy perfected the art of milk carton throwing and became a marksman with the dreaded war machine. Together with Big Mac. The Argentine Bull, Spiderman. The Illinois Kid, Enrico The Stick. Fast Eddie, and Thomas. Times were never dull and good times to special reports were common place. However, the specials eventually took their toll and Jimmy could only watch as he lost a good friend and roommate. The Jersey Devil had left but was not forgotten. One characteristic that Jimmy possessed was still very much in effect: that being the ability to attract any number of lovely young females by merely striking a smile. II there is comfort in numbers then Jimmy ' s (alias Don Juan) girl friends are smothered in comfort. David Mosby Lowe " Mad Dog " Lynchburg. Virginia D Co.: Pseudo Cpl 8. Sgt: Cross Country 4; Swimteam 3: Water Polo 2,1, Monogram Club 3. 2, 1 ; American Chemical Society; DMS: Weekend Jammer Crammers. Stardate: 51576 1st Officer Ryock Reporting Starship 32 has just finished an elusive run the block maneuver, but it has cost heavily in choco units. Off in the distance there appears a ship of the Zetathon colony. Their queen, Norvon, known for her lavacious beauty, manages to get Captain Dave to beam over for peace talk There he is fed on monster cookies and beer till his head is spinning in delirium. He is then imprisoned, but manages to escape when he tricks a young Zetathon into looking at the bumps on his head. With his expert use of mirrors and baby powder he is able to reach Queen Norvon for final negotiations. Evidently they were successful for their last transmission was " . . . my preciousss . . . " WCR Dyke ' 73 - " Bear ' Fredericit Gregory Lucado, Jr. Greg. Luck, Kadoo, 2-4, Leke Schamus. Luckaload. Cockadoo Roanoke, Virginia Civil Engineering, Corp Of Engineers Commanders 1, 2. 3. 4: Leader 1; Cadet Staff 4. 3. 2. SAME.. Tweets. 4. 3. 2. Pep Band 4. 3; Director 3. Brass Ensemble 4. 3. 2. Put. Sgt.. Battalion 5-4. Cadre 2. 1. Rum Truckers. Gun Crew. Firefighters. " I saw that, if there was a wall of stone between me and my townsmen, there was a still more difficult one to climb or break through before they could be as free as I was. I did not for a moment feel confined, and the walls seemed a great waste of stone and mortar. I felt as if I alone had paid my t " Thori " Civil Disobedie ' . special people. You know who you e Dyke Class of 73 Artie Pendleton Dykes Class of 79 George Marentic Dennis Austin Kurt Patrick Luckenbill Wrestling 4, 3. 2, 1; Pvt. 4, 3, 2. 1; TCFC 3; RDC Secretary 4; Regimental Band 4, 3. 2. 1; Cadet Staff Writer 3; Academically Distinguished 3. 2, 1; QMS 1; All American Gomsz Band 2, 1, Kurt tiad a choice between VMI and Penn State — but everyone ' s entitled to one mistake- Never one to take things too seriously, he became a regular at Ed Gibson ' s After — Taps Club and a favorite of " Boot " McNeely. After his rat year he hung up his water balloons and took to the books; though he was never so intent that he couldn ' t put in a wargame or a trip to Johnny ' s. It was that year too, that Cindy put him on a letter a day plan — and the beer mug went on ttie wall next to his balloons. As a first classman Kurt spends almost as much time on the fifth stoop as he did as a rat, only on the other side of the strain. Congrats and best of luck to Kurt and Cindy. Dykes: ' 73 Chris McGreer Robert Lake Macks " Bob " " Bobby " " Colonel " Yonkers. New York History — Air Force Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Regimental Band 4; Pep Band 4: Fishing Club-Founder. President 4, 3; VMI Student Grotto 1; Sport Parachute Club 1, RFYL 1; International Relations Club 1, Firefighters 2, 1; Fencing Team 3, 2, 1; Arnold Air Society 1; Cadet Waiters 1 ; Aviation Nut: Karate Club 4: Room 118,1. A few words of wisd( " To strive, to seek, to f Bob ' s sojourn here at V.M.I (as with us all) was an experience, academically, militarily, and socially. But how so amiable an individual could face our everyday situation and still find time to crack a lewd joke or perhaps an exaggerated idiosyncracy is beyond us all. Not too many people can accomplish his feat of sleeping {uh . . . resting the eyes) during a Smoky lecture and come out still smelling like a rose! Or are there others? Anyway, he did face many a Tac with courage and steadfastness! (Until the Tac saw him.) We now write in jest, but verily we also write that Bob has a character that has won him many a true friend and that does ething. We all rest assured that his honesty and reliability will guarantee I luck Bob! Keep your feet a they ' re yours. ithei any I James Lawrence Mallon " Jit Bag. Mellon, Bucksnort " Cpl., Sgt., M. Sgt., private (Ret.): Varsity Baseball 4. 3 ASCE 4. 3. 2, 1: Honorary Getto Grubb 3, 2, 1; SEHC 2, 1 Lonely Hearts Club (investigator) 3, 2, 1; Summer School 4, 3, 2, 1. It ' s been a long 4 ye. of us for that fact) but ahead. Go ahead) There ' s " the cabin " . 1114 Franklin St., Madison, Berryville. Delaware and of course 103 Tucker Then there was the summer of ' 74. There was plenty of " quickies " . And the little yellow Luv had many miles put on it. Jim put in a lot of study in the evenings too. Long after everybody went to bed, Jim would still be up studying by himself. But, the most e ne for Jim has ti t for B.R.C. rank! One thing for sure none of us will buck-toothed-bug-eyed-bitch " from 106. be that Monday . 6 miles away in ' ver forget that James Kersey Martin Jim " The Snake " , J.K. " Fartin Martin the Spartan Tartan " Rictimond, Virginia ivd Engineering, Army Field Artillery ne. Cross Country 4, 3, 2, 1, Team Captain 1, or Varsity Track 4, 3. 2, 1. Varsity Letters Track, y, Recondo, Academic Stars 4, Cpl., Regt. S 4 " stars " proved he was right, (too bad it didn ' lew years). We went through a lot of roomm years. " Man in the Middle " and Jim get along great our 1 i ther( after taps. " Snake " got few letters and had even fewer dates, but he managed to get a date for Ring Figure, (in a rather sneaky way). Remember our " wild " room parties at the end of the year and our fine gram party Rat year, (I ' ll never drink again! ), Well Jim, Good Luck Old Buddy! You ' ll need it with " B.L.T. " Miner. " AIRBORNE! " Michael Joseph Martino no Andretti, Al, DW, and other ethnic slui Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania History — United States Marine Corps Four short years ago, I left the smokey hills of Pa. to this mecca in the Shenandoah. Still having visions of being in Middy Blue and living in the Canoe House on the Severn, I quickly changed my thoughts to the tune of cadet grey. That infamous night of August 24th will live in my mind for eternity. Especially those guys that I met that night, most of all that little guy with the glasses. Since that night I have never regretted coming to this VMI and I ' ll forever be in its debt. I have learned more in four years here than some people will learn in a lifetime. Though I have had my trials of cadet life and the hardships of a Victorian Age, I |ust never say die! To Steve Rag, C.G., and Simmy, I owe you alot. Just think of the times we would have had at a civvie school. I want to say thanks to the Simpsons, but most of all, thank you Mom and Dad for all you have done. Dyk. : Clas: of ' 73; Michael Holli ■79: Skip Briggs Al Sortis Richard Thomas Mathews " Rich " " Matty " " Marty " Carroiton, Virginia Civil Engineering, Army Branch Engineer A.S.C.E 4, 3, 2, 1; SAME. 2. 1; Rugby 4, 3, 2, (captain) 1; Varsity Rifle Team 4; Getto Grubs 2, 1; Student Grotto 4, 3; Sir Edmond Hilary Club 2, 1; " Lonely Hearts Club " (Instigator) 2, 1; Summer School Club 4, 3, 2, 1. The years have been many and the hardships more, but good times are remembered like the many climbing trips across the eternal treadmill and getting three months for moving in ranks. Maybe though, my present thoughts can best be presented " Now I ' ve been happy lately, thinking about the good things t and I believe it could be something good has begun Oh, I ' ve been smiling lately dreaming about the world as on and I believe it could be someday it ' s going to come . . . Peacetrain Cat Stevens Dyke: 1973 Darrel Rickmond Dykes: 1979 Rick Rendon Bill Bersson , i , ■ I uiji;uv:)« iv John Joseph McAteer III " The Fleetwood " " Fleet " " Jack " " Mac " Lower Arlington. Virginia, Civil Engineering, USMC Pvt.-Reg. Ops. Sgt.-Reg. Ops. Capt.; Aggressors 4, 3, 2; Armed Services Club 4; ASCE 4,3,2; Cross Country 4; Paramount Inn 4, 3, 2; ROA 2: Wrestling 4, 3. From the " Aces-of-Spades " to Parris Island, this Marine was already mean when he hit this Hole straight from Quantico in August 1973. From his first GP. as it always came to be. he was in one Honkytonk beer)0int after another, finally becoming King of the PI — where no Keydet ever goes dry Whether putting Rats on the GIM in the wrestling room or summer schooling to forestall Doom; Fleetwood has fought all over the Valley, including many a back-alley Who could forget after the TAPS CCQ sticks, when all comers were invited to " Fleetwood " Inhabiting Suites 421. 364. and 164; from Private to Operations Sergeant to Regimental S-3 Capta in he did soar. Exemplifying his amazing luck, were his 3rd Class exploits with his pick-up truck. We hope you graduate! Oriental pride and The White Bear. Dyke: ' 74 Ken Dennett John Allen McCarthy Big Al Uncle Al Lynchburg. Virginia History — Aerospace Pvt. 4. 3; Sgt. 2; Lt. 1; Rat football; Rugby; Scuba Club; Skiing Club; Honor Court 2, 1 — Vice-President, 1; Civil War Roundtable. Ghetto dweller 2, 1. An anthology of Allen is a terribly hard thing to write, because in his four years here at the Institute he has gone the full circuit — football player, ranker, lover, fighter, serious student, comedian — they all describe him equally well. Such a wide variety of roles has gained Big Al friends of all types that will be there for life. I think the way most of us will remember Uncle Al is through the times we got a bit crazy — Camptown Races, the gorilla wrestling, the numerous social functions all over the state, the road trips to Hollins and other points of interest, the evenings at Duck ' s, etc. etc. They were all great times (even if you did try to marry me off during one of them) and I don ' t think we ' ll ever forget them. A retired biology major and a graduating history major. Allen leaves Vfvll an educated man in more ways than one. Good luck Great White Hunter, the word for the day is GOETZE, Dykes; 73 — Sandy MacNamara 79 —Chip Humphrey Larry Williams Henry Carrington McVeigh Private and Proud; Dean ' s List; Academically Distinguishec Cadet assistant, A.S.C.E.; S.A.M.E.; Ring Figure Committei Third Class Finance Committee (76); Hop and Floo MacGregor ' s f arauders; F Tr_oop;_ T.V. Club; Publication Board: Bu: , Ma r-VMI BOMB ANN. Coming from the super city of the South (Lynchburg;. Carrington brought with him pictures of Ann and a friend! ' , smile No obstacle could stop this youngster from success. GPA climbing boundlessly, his weekends growing annually, , friendship growing exponentially: Carrington had it ma Using weekends like a jockey would a horse, Carrington wc blitz off to the one we know as " Annie Pie " . That easy goinj ' Rat from 420 has risen from his rack to commant responsibilities he never imagined. Its BR ' s like Carrington tha are always willing to help and truly loyal friends that make r possible for cadets to say they actually liked it at VM " (sometimes). With stars on his sleeves and Ann on his ; Carrington will graduate from the " I " leaving behind the " Green Machine " , a multitude of friends and four years he will never forget. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less travelled by. And that has made all the differ Dykes: Class of ' 73; Mike Smith •79; John Brown Greg Martin Robert Frost I Langhorne Hutter Meem II Lang Bluefield, West Virginia imming Team 4, 3, 2, 1; Swim Team Capt. 1; Monogram ab4,3, 2. 1;ASCE4.3. 2. l;Pvt. 4.3. 2, 1; Ghetto 1; Social i mber Phi Kappa Sigma W L. The first question someone asks when they meet Lang is Vhat m the world is he doing on this side of the parade ound? " Indeed, it ' s hard to picture him as a citizen soldier m i L.L. Bean water walkers, khakis, and gator shirt (the pun •re was intended). VMI has not cramped Lang ' s style too uch though, as the master of permits, he has managed quite few road trips to UVa. Hollins. Baldwin, and Sweetbriar to ince away the nights with various debutantes of past social ■asons. It seemed the only thing that could stop him was a ■rtain door at Phi Kapp or a late stick check. Here at the stitute Lang was usually found in the pool setting a new cord, or checking out the record board to make sure his last cord was still there. It ' s been fun Lang — " Be Young. Be jolish, but Be Happy. " kes; " 73: Ned Wright 79: Eddie Davis Wads Bugg Huzzy Northen Terry McKnight William George Meier III " Bill, Willy, Bucksnort. Mayer " Clearbrook, Va. Turkey 3. 2, 1; Chump 2, 1; Cudar Man 4, 3. 2, 1; SEHC 2, 1; Rugby 3, 2, Captain 1; ASCE 4, 3. 2, 1; Lonely Hearts Club (Instigator) 3. 2, 1; Driver of the Month (Aug ' 75); Interstate 495 Expert; Toyota Test Drivers Asso. 4, 3. 2. 1, It ' s a tribute to Bill ' s sense of priorities that he could enjoy his " college " life and still graduate as a civil engineer in 4 years. During his free classes Bill would do his next days lessons in lieu of taking P.X. checks. Although Willy is an accomplished Rugby Star, he spends half the time being carried off the field and put into slings and casts. But these only enhanced his good looks m the eyes of the beguiled females, who fell for his line. I ' m sure. Bill that you won ' t forget our escapades at Madison, Shenco-Tech, Winchester. Berryville, Wilmington and the Barnes Motel. If there la a Cuder-Heaven, I ' m sure you ' ll be a disciple. See ya around the campus. Bucksnort. Dave Leon Miles " Chip " " Dev " " Mills " Charles City, Virginia History — Air Force Varsity Football 4. 3. 2. 1; JV. Football 4; J.V. Basketball 4; Monogram Club 4. 3; Secretary to E.C. and G.C.; Proma)i : Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Dave, who IS better known as " The Sleeper " , knew little about what to expect at the " I " , but he soon found out. For " Dev " decided that the best way to reduce frustration is in the rack and that ' s what he did ' cause I saw him. As the four years passed by, Dave ' s good times were outnumbered by the bad times as trips to Lynchburg and good deeds in church turned out to be flukes. However, the latter part of Chip ' s days were I fav. able i i football performance gave him the title of " The Profile of Deacon Miles, " Also, Dave finds a treasure chest of fun and adventure in the Heart of his ace female companion and true love, Terry Ann. Mark Dalton Moncure Mark came to VMI following a long line of Moncures and has added pnde to his family tradition. His four years here have been highlighted with many " honors " the first of which was a 4 penalty at the end of his Rat year. That set the scene for his third class year as we shared the thrills of being on confinement together. Mark spent that year as a private, but little did we know he was secretly making plans to become a Sergeant. His plans came true as he became Bad A- Moncure our second class year. Somewhere during this time the ameoba was born which tended to occupy much of Mark ' s time. His love life can be summed up in one word — Nancy, Hi, Nancy! Mark has always been a Brother Rat, and has added something extra to my 4 years at VMI that I ' ll always cherish. Catch you later. ' 73: Bobby Crotty ' 79: Fred Baily Ed Petterson Withers Walker Moncure Jr. Buzzy Budwaller Stafford. Virginia History — Field Artillery Staff. Ghetto 2, 1; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1. Buzzy Moncure came to VMI after intensive military training at Massanutten Academy. He had high expectations of both being a ranker, and a VMI Football star, but being his normal congenial self, he gave up both for the sake of his brother rats in the infamous Ghetto. Buzzy has always been a strong supporter of the Ghetto System. In that he has a very acute taste for good women, strong drmk. and wild parties. He can always be found at a social gathering with that distinct " look " about him. The " look " orginated at the Camptown Races where Buzzy ' s bandaged feet and the Ghetto were well represented. Buzzy, the founder of the Brown Derby award, as well as the first recipient, was presented this award for looking out for his brother rats when they were placed under the temptations of Madison College saw them to safety. Buzzy has always been the true brother rat whom I have the utmost respect and he is the best damn friend anybody could Dykes: ' 73: Don Caldwell ' 79: John A.ns " Little Mae " Meredith Thomas Clark Moody Jr. " Huh " " Moodi " " Space " Richmond, Va. Math B.S„ Army Field Artillery Pvt. 4, Cpl. 3, Sgt. 2. 2nd,Lt, 1. Dean ' s List 4. 3. 2; J.V. Basketball 3; Rugby 4. 3. 2. 1. Rugby Tres. 1; Eternal TV Room Watch Commander. Well, it ' s over! If I had to do it over again I wouldn ' t. The friendships which I have acquired here at V.M.I, will always be my first thoughts when thinking back It has been an experience. Thanks Kim. for helping me through. Let ' s hope we never have to go through something like thi s again. Dyke J- Walker ' 73 C, Sachs ' 79 S. Lyon ' 79 :r..- .... SJ:i. ' ' .. Z.. A .yj -M: Ronnie Lewis Moore Football 1, 2, 3. 4; Baseball 2: Track 1. 3; ASCE 1, 2, 3, 4; Who ' s Who 4; All American; All S.C; Leonard ' s Losers; All Skin Bracer Team; Heny Fairfax Ayres MUP Award; Proma|i- We know him as the " All-An lencan Mo. " What do you expect? After all. he ' s only a Tiidget, Many know of him because of his sm le — a continu ous " cheese " ' til the end of his days. Ronnie al ways manages to keep everyone on his toes — especially " De . T.A. and D. ' He ' s a First Class practical joker which has no imit. (He puis Dn his " iso " skin bracer every morning to keep his speed-burning, 4.3-40 yard dash, all-purpose batteries recharged so that he can get where he wants to go before he gets there.) Ronnie is popular with everyone he meets however he saves his best " popularity charm " for Loretta. Mo ' s success will go a long way, but " Beware of Snakes. " He might break his own record in the 40. Dyke - Tom Napie Malcolm G Eddie Sem ' 73 John Roland Mott Jr. pvt. 4. cpl. 3, sgt- 2, It. 1, Tanker Platoon, Airborne, Rat Training, Fire Fighters. Wrestling team, Civil War Roundtable — President 3, 2. 1. NY-NJ Club — President 3, 2. Secretary. RDC. Caving and Mt. Club, Who ' s Who in the Zoo. J.R. entered the Institute with a love for nature, women, and a good meal. So why did he come here anyway? He claims it was his love for military history and the anticipation of living in the Shenandoah Valley. He never did justice to military history. and the valley is as much a mystery as ever. Perhaps the call of the women ' s colleges was this epic hero ' s fatal flaw. Never has a cadet been so thankful for the friends he has had at the " I " . After losing four roommates to attrition, he finally gained the distinction of joining up with Bill Bhatta and Cliff Tuday Frequently rowdy as individuals, the trio combined forces to create utter chaos m barracks. Finally, two great parents have been this cadet ' s motivation for reaching success. With good memories and ambition to burn, he drives on to a new assignment. Theodore Paul Mouras Teddy Bear The Greek The Blade Lyons, Colorado Histor ' y, Biology — Infantry DMS; Pvt- Sgt.. 2nd Lt.. Ranger Platoon; Civil War Roundtable: Firefighters; Cave and Mountaineering Club; AUSA, Vice-President; Chuck Rocks Gang. Ted ' s qualities are many, his achievements impressive, his wit quick, his intelligence obvious, and his ability of self-control overwhelming. Ted has been successful in all endeavors that he has set before himself and this trend is surely to continue throughout his life. Words such as fail, can ' t, and defeat are fort abula His perceptiv qua the ability to understand and outstanding forgive more than his care free attitude would suggest, i ea came to VMI with the desire to do well and obtain a commission. But he has never left behind his love for the outdoors. His love for the mountains of Colorado can only be matched by his love of country and devotion to honor and duty. As he leaves VMI. we will hear a real trooper whisper from the distance, " the doves have flown, " Dyke: ' : ■ w Wesley Grigg Mullen, Jr. " Gngg " . " Muffin " . " Igor " Raleigh. N.C- Civil Engineering. Corps of Engineers Pvt.. Cpl.. Sgt., Lt.. Dean ' s List; Academically Distinguished: Rugby 4; Wrestling 4. 3, 2. 1; BOMB Staff. Activities Editor 2. Managing Editor 1; Publications Board 1; A.S.C.E. 4. 3, 2. Editor A S.C.E, Annual Report 1; Concrete Canoe Race 3, 2. 1; American Consulting Engineers Council Scholarship 1; S.A.M.E, 1. English Speaking Union 2. 1; Student Grotto 4, 2. 1; D.M-S; Rat Tutor 3. 2; Who ' s Who; A.T.BC.; Taylor Slate Admiration Society Gngg . to V.M.I, in August of ' 72 with three strikes against mm. He was a North Carolinian born in New York, he was an easy going, friendly, and trusting individual, and he was fourth generation V.M.I.!!!! Why did he stay? How did he do? . - . Gngg " engineered " a cadetship that few have ever been able to match or ever will. He had the best academic record that anyone could hope for, he was the co-mam brain behind the ' 76 BOMB he was on the winning V.M.I, wrestling team, and his middle name is " Mr. Success " . Volumes could be written an this cadet ' s achievements and his class history should be something more. To us. the Class of ' 76. Gngg Mullen IS our Brother Rat and a friend and someday, when he IS rich and famous, we sure as hell hope that he will remember us! Good luck Gngg, Oh yes, and good luck Ann! Dyke William Donelson Neal III " Big Guy " " Kid " " Neal " " Mississippi " Jackson, Mississippi History — Air Force Pvt. 4. Cpl. 3, Sgt. 2, 2nd Lt. 1; Arnold Air Society; VMI Student Grotto; Rat Training 3, 2; Rat Company XO 2; VMI Firefighters; Perverted Corner 4; Zoo Crew 3, 2. 1. If there is such a thing as constructive curiosity. Bill has it. He learned to keep his wonderment at a low profile as a rat, mainly because he had to. Ever since, his mquisitiveness has earned him from episode to episode with surprising deftness. He has made the rounds with various individuals of the female gender until he went a-courling at Mary Washington. Big Guy has a big heart, ready to listen or advise whenever the situation arises. He ' s also ready to join an argument, to convince himself of his own convictions. Being a down-home country boy. Bill can readily accept anything that comes along. Rest assured that there are more than a few people around here that hope he can continue to accept the success and happiness we know he ' ll ■73: Lou Smithson ■79: Jim Barger Heshmet Hashen " Conrad Henry Neuf III " CH. " " Pad " Leesburg, Virginia English. Marine Corps Pvt.; English Society 3; Fire Fighter 2; Ghetto 1. Gl Cadet library assistant; Intramural Football; Dea Wrestling 1; Tech Raiders 3; B.S.R. Spades Club 2. Day after day, alone on a perfectly still. But nobody wants to kno n, they ( ? that t But the fool on the hill sees the sun going down And the eyes in his head see the world spinning round Well on the way. head m a cloud, the man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud But nobody ever hears him or the sound he appears to make and I notic But the fool on the hill sees the sun going down And the eyes in his head see the world spinning round And nobody seems to like him they can tell what he wants to do And he never shows his feeling but the fool on the hill Sees the sun going down and the eyes in his head see the world spinning round He never listens to them he knows that they ' re the fools They don ' t like him But the fool on the hill sees the sun going down And the eyes m his head see the world spinning round. Lennon-McCartney Carlton George Opel Pvt.. Cpl., Sgt., Cpt., Regimental Adjutant. Honor Court Prosecutor, Rat Football, Airborne Ranger, American Society of Civil Engineers. Society of American Military Engineers, Wrecking Crew. Truckmaster Qualified. Trou Brothers. After rooming with C.G. for four memorable years, there ' s nothing that this guy hasn ' t done which he ' d ever regret doing. Carl IS one of those guys you want on your side because he ' s a winner and has proved it to be a leader amongst his brother rats. There have been numerous occasions where Carl has really excelled; in the classroom, in the corps, and the respect and trust of those who know him, C.G. probably couldn ' t have done It all if it wasn ' t for the other three members of the " Wrecking Crew " of 160 to inspire him and push him in the direction he is headed; just ask Simple, the Wop or Rag and they ' ll tell you! Here ' s a guy we ' ll never forget and we wish all of the luck and success he has coming to him. Good luck Carl, Dyke John Alexander Otocka " Johnny 0. 0 " Lynchburg, Virginia History — Armor Swimming 4, 3. 2, 1; Pvt. 4, 3, 2. 1; Water Polo 4. 3. 2. 1. Rooming with Johnny has been a pleasure these past two years. Johnny has always been willing to forget studying and go to the T.V. room. When John came to VMI it was something he had wanted to do ever since going to Fishburn Military Academy. Like most of us, his rat year went fast. His third class year was one of many different women. That summer was one spent in summer school, which turned out to be the best thing John ever did. John met Carole at a V.BH pool party. For John. Carole was the beginning of many trips to Lynchburg that summer. During his second class year. John continued to court Carole and they became engaged m November, Now John is looking to the future, when there will be lots of little O ' s running around. Dykes: ' 73: Barry Robinson ' 79: Frank Jester David Choplinski Michael Eugene Outten " Otto " ■Otter " " Hippie " Ocean City. Maryland Economics — Air Force Timmins Room Society, Cadet Sergeant. Assistant Boxing and Wrestling Instructor, Civil War Roundtable, Young Republicans, After Taps Club. I have to say that after being behind bars for four years, I am jubilant about leaving. The athletic program is one of the strongest points about my staying at VM.I. Even though I have learned to suffer humiliation and accept responsibility. I don ' t believe VMI lets an individual mature into being a responsible adult until after he leaves the Institute. However, the close ties, friendships, and unity that drew this class together made the Institute bearable in the coldest of days (Dark Ages) and stronger at the same time.jam glad to have been a part of this iique c Dykes: ' 73: Mike McCurdy ' 79: Butch Stokes s goin ' for George Hunter Ozmer " Hunt " , " Hunter " , " Stringbean " . " Stick " , " Spots " South Boston. Virginia History — Armor Rat Football, Varsity Football 2, 1; Hop Floor, Virginia Gentlemen, Cellar Crew, Cardinal Putt Club, Ghetto 154, Grub 4. 3. 2. 1; A.M.O.S.T., P. Court. Bago Crew, Permanent M.E.I Club. Hunt, always known to be a great partyman was never to be hindered by VMl ' s disciplined structure. Whether it was our rat year partying in the Stadium or our confinement plagued sophomore year with the cooler parties m the room. Our sophomore year saw us enter as studious individuals but leave as party-hardy tools. Hunt wishing to spread his charms to another college soon found out he was confined lo the Big " I " to stay, at least for two months. He soon came to realize that if he wished to attend college he had to make do with what he had, so our junior year Hunt saw plenty of partying, Camptowns, Ring Figure, " The Cellar " , summer school ' 75 and the wildest party ever when the " Cellar " boys became Peeping Toms at the Richmond game, the only night Hunt was ever Propositioned and doesn ' t remember it. It ' s been work and fun, but it ' s been unforgetable and it all sounds terrific but its been Hell and ifs people like Hunt who make It all possible. Dykes: 73 George Brooks 79 Ray Duffet Jay Higginbotham Kevin James Pardus American Chemical Society 1. 2; Association of the United States Army 1; Arm Forces Club 4; Jackson ' s Battery 1. 2; Wrestling 4; Young Republican Club 1; Zoo Crew 1, 2, 3. To fight for a cause, right or wrong, is the job of a mercenary. Kelvin ' s goal is to create an elite to fight for hire. His interest in military history and weapons is the ideal background for this. His training in the Army will give him the expertise to carry out his dream. The following poem from R. E. Housman ' s " Defensive Epitaph on Mercenaries " expresses Kelvin ' s approach to life: Their shoulders held the sky suspended; They stood and earth ' s foundations stay; What God abandoned. These defended, And saved the sum of things for pay. While some men dream of being professional soldiers for some great and noble cause. Kelvin can see the nobleness in war and professionalism as an end in itself. All inquiries for additional information should be directed to the Virginia Military Institute Placement Office. Lejeune Hall. Paul Blake Parker Dyke ' 73 - ; Low Profile 4, 3. 2, 1; Sir " Think I ' ll pack it up and buy a pick-up, take It down to L.A. find a place to call my own and try to fi) Start a brand new day. " Raymond Carl Pavlosky ' Ray. H.F.S.. Bear. Pav " Johnstown, Pennsylvania Chemistry — Navy C.S.: Karate; English Speaking Union Ray came to V.M.I, with high aspirations, desiring a caree e " Navy " , a degr ee in biology ( " Marine " probably), and jurse rank. But after a year of character building at stitute Ray found himself in the Army, out of biology, an ' ivate. He decided he needed a break. But hailing from that All-Amencan city (Johnstown. Pa.) i =ing an All-Amencan Boy he felt he must return to the big ' 3 following in the footsteps of his fellow Pennsylvan eorge C. Marshall he began fighting back up the hill .lence. His fighting paid off ' ?? He is now a chemistry ma id the only swabbie m the first class. s proved himself to be an easy go William Keith Poertner What can you say about a Brother Rat who firmly believes keeping a very low profile? " Portnoy " is a very quiet guy, quiet that he doesn ' t attract any attention — which is a goi trait around the big " I " . Good Luck to a good BR! Dennis A. Puckett Pouche. Puck. Puckmo, Shadow. Red Neck, Scrooge Meadows of Dan. Virginia History — Armor Pvt. 4, Cpl. 3, Sgt. 2, Pvt. 1; BUFU Club; Young Democrats 4, 2, 1, Secretary 1. Vice-Chairman 6th District 1; Bomb Staff 1. 1st Class Editor 1, Photo Sales Editor 1; 2nd Stoop Pub Club 2, Sole Surviver 1; VMI Theatre 3. 2; Low Rent District 1. During the past four years that I have spent here at VMI, I have learned many things that I hope will help me m the future. The most important thing that I learned was that there are many different people in the world, and that it we keep an open mind, there is a lot to be learned from each other. " Conversation, that ' s what it ' s all about. Why can ' t we talk it out, and say what ' s nn our mind ;? Situations keep getting in the way. So much we need to say, but we ' re ru y; everybody ' s I youi ig out of time Buddy Buie J.R, Cobb ' 73 Gig Tamez 79 Wisith Jeangprajak Glen McNelly ' 73: Ralph Littreal ' 79: Ray Hendrickson Rodney Decorte James Alvin Puckette Pvt. 4. 3. 2. 1; Young Republicans 4, 3; 1976 Ring Figure Committee; Cadet Staff 4; V.M.I. Theater 4; Fire Fighters; Intramural Football Championship Team; Getto; F Troop; The Gladiators 1. After spending many pleasant moments in the beerhalls of Germany. Jim returned to his native Virginia and became one of Mother Institute ' s sons. Being the son of an alumnus, it seemed like the only natural thing to do- However, from the first day on, it has been a fight to the wire. Jim would fight every haircut and permit disapproval to the bitter end (which was not usually that bitter). The first semester of his third class year brought about a big change in his life. A girl from Mary Washington entered Jim ' s life and became a permanent part of it. One can ' t say that she straightened him out. but she does t Jim IS a history major, but he is as any English major. With various sumr good measure. Jim will be shuffling a last haircut for a good while. Good luck, brother rat and best wm the future. iliar with En 201 as chools thrown in tor s that stage with his to you and Nancy in Dykes: Class of 1973 Paul Forehand Class of 1979 Bart Cramer Jack Stevenson Lowell Alan Pyke Jr. " Albino B , Pork, Funky Bear " ManassasHatboro. Virginia Biology — Civilian Varsity Football 4, 3. 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Cellar Dwelling 2. 1; Pre-Medical Society 2. 1; Ghetto 4, 2, 1; Uncle Buck ' s List 4. 3. 2, 1. Football, Biology, and weekends have been the essence of my existence at VMI. A person who believes that shined shoes don ' t make a man and that one ' s GPA doesn ' t necessarily measure his intelligence. If not for my family, Tombo, Curt. Tom. Y, Hunt. Rand, Withers, Russel. Phil. Hank. Bruce. Heat. MacHeal. Loui, the members of the 72. 73, 74. 75 VMI football teams and a couple of other buddies, there would be no way in Hell that I would still be here, Also. Danny Newcomer. Kurt Minton. and Paul Staiger provided an unmeasurable amount of inspiration and good times, but they won ' t be graduating with " Maybe they made the right decision, " Dyke ' 73: Tombo Jones ' 79: David Woolwim Eddie Negro George Lewis Simon Radomskyj Pvt. 4. 2, 1; VMI Cadet 4. 2, 1; Glee Club 2, 1; Karate Club 2. 1; Militaria Society 2. 1; Class Patch Design 4; Fing Figure (Ring Structure) 2. Riding Team 4; Soaring Club 4; Timmons Society 4; Young Republicans 4; Zoo, Not thus our vows, confirm ' d with wine and gore. Those hands we plighted, and those oaths we swore. Shall ail be vain; when Heaven ' s revenge is slow Jove but prepares to strike the fiercer blow. The day shall come, that great avenging day. Which Troy ' s proud glories m the dust shall lay; When Priam ' s powers and Priam ' s self shall fall. And one prodigious rum swallow all. 1 see the god. already, from the pole Bare his red arm, and bid the thunder roll; 1 see the Eternal all his fury shed. And shake his aegis o ' er their guilty head. . . , (Thus I) Shall dream of conquests on th hostile shore; . . . " 73: William van Deusi ' 79: Dolphin Overton Shane Miller Richard Lee Radtke Rick. " RAG " Leavenworth, Kansas History — Infantry Pvt. 4. 3, Sgt. 2. 1 Lt, (6 days). Pvt. 1; Graduate - US, Army Airborne School; Cadre 2. 1; Art Editor — 1976 Ring Figure Magazine. RFYL 50 Mile Club 3. 2. 1; Wrecking Crew; BUFU; MBC and Sugar Bush Raiders; Truckers Raphine. Va.; Who ' s Nobody at Smith Hall. Major Jerry Ginn ' s favorite man. When " The Rag " signed the book in August ' 72, little did he know the academic root was awaiting- After a stiff dose of VMI summer school, Rag returned to a third class year with many a Saturday night spent m Paramount Inn and Johnny ' s ensuing these two establishments remained financially stable. Third class year also saw the formation of the Wrecking Crew — Rag. Simple, Wop, and C.G. Summer found Rick jumping out of airplanes with four working engines . . Rick ' s cadre squad had little doubt why " The Rag " had his name. Ask any of his three rats who left during cadre. " The Rag " isn ' t always OTR. but he ' s second to none when he is. Over these last 4 years, he ' s been a good friend and roommate. Dykes: Class of 1973, Rick Griffith ' 728 and Jack Beadle Class of 1 979, Jeff Beeby and Ron (Mad Dog) Burner Raymond Ramos " Ray " If I were to write of all the experiences during four years at this place, it would take a good size novel to fit everything in. It probably wouldn ' t make the best seller ' s list anyway. Therefore, may I say that I hope the good experiences of VMI stay with me and remind me that good can be found m the worst of conditions. As tor the bad. may I remember them as I go through life so that I do n ' t make the same mistake twice. This place has had a lot to offer. My only wish is that I ' ve taken enough of it with me so that I can better cope with the future, To David and Lawrence: the world is a small place; with luck, we ' ll see each other m the near future. Dyke: ' 73: John Semmel " 79: Eric Jacobson Raymond Higgi Jeffrey Byron Ratliff Alexandria, Va, club. We came together beneath the bushes at Southern Sem.. where after the consumption of a case of Miller Malts we began our four year search for the ever ellusive B . . - which lurks within. Three years later we ' re still together and still searching. There is really no one incident which could describe Barry ' s four years of existence at V.M.I, Oh! I could site a few episodes of running from O.D.s or late night courtroom trials but nothing any respectable reader would find amusing. What can you say about a guy you roomed with for four years, a guy who has shared in all the the good times as well as the many bad ones. I can safely say I can ' t think of anyone I would rather have around when the going gets tough. Life here has taught us many things; things like confinement, penalty tours, restrictions, and the shortest route to Buck ' s office, Bui the one important thing it has taught us is how to laugh and when Barry is around there ' s always a good laugh. Best of luck Brother. Dykes: ' 73: Bernie Rowe ' 79: Bob Bookmilter Mike Dougherty Edward Kenneth Ray, II " Space Ray, X-Ray " Haughton, Louisiana EE-Py (Combat) Engineers Regt. Drummers. IEEE: SPS; SAME; Newman Club; Student Grotto; Religious CouncI; Fencing Team; Fire Fighters; WLUR; EE Cadet Assistant; Rat Pep Band; Young Republicans; AUSA; Sport Parachute Club; Airborne Qualified; ADT; REL. There ' s a lot that can be said about Ken; Airborne. Recondo. AOT (a 3rd Liertenant) and a double major in EE-Py to name only a few. Ken wanted rank in the Corps all along, but succeeded only once, when he made sergeant for a semester. Maybe the best thing that can be said is he never gave up. He insisted on an " Old Corps " , the Rat Line in particular. Every rat class learned to fear him. And he ' ll be back for a fifth year, to have fun with another rat class. And in a take-off on an airborne song: " Is everybody happy? " cried the sergeant, looking up. Our hero (Ken) feebly answered " Yes " and then they stood 1 up. i static line unhooked. Ralph Curtis Reppart " Mad Dog " " Ralph " Fredericktown. Ohio Biology — Field Artillery Varsity Basketball 4. 3. 2. 1; Captain 3. 2. 1: Honor Court 1; Cadet Program Board 3. 2. 1; Cadet Activities Committee 3. 2. 1: 0,G,A, Rep 1: Monogram Club 3,2,1: Dean ' s List; DMS 1; " Cellar Dwellar " 2, Camptown ' 74, " Ghetto " 2. 1; " Semites " ; Academic Stars 2, " Tomcats " , If a man upstairs could have placed a human being at V-MI, under the auspices of a cadet who represented a living testimony of the word — dedication — . it would be Curt Reppart, VMI. Basketball, academics, classmates, underclassmen, justice, and honor all represent areas where this dri Curl :, the relationship which began in August, 1973 between us, has meant a great deal to me During the formative years of our cadetship I have always been able to find a readily responsive ear to any and all of my trivial problems I hope that you will forgive me for any advice that I ever offered which turned a simple predicament into a major disaster. But then, " What are friends for ' " Finally, but not least of all in your heart or mine are Mamma and Big Ben, They always said the right things at the right times. In conclusion. Ralph, all I can say is that Fredericktown has not produced a finer representative to V, M, I, from an even finer stock. Mark David Rinnan ASCE 4. 3, 2. 1; Bomb Staff 1; Brothers of the Sun 4; Firefighters 3. 2; Militaria Society 3; Tankers 2. 1. Tanker Platoon Leader 1; Scuba Club 4; Slingshot Crew 2, Rat Year: The less said about it the better. Third Class Year: The less said about it the better. Second Class Year: The beginning of the end, FIRST CLASS YEAR: HOT DAMN! (No job. No women. No ADT(?) ) " No I Know what it ' s like to :hool; I si ollege, " ting happened t hat It outstanding or two years at VMI, his claim to " FAME " year By inventing the biggest slingshot in barrac perfected slingshot trajectory and shooting into a lot of ti Leaving his brother rats will be as hard as leaving the Ir is easy, " I ' ve been so long behind these gothic walls, goo you would think I ' d graduate. " Dykes: ' 73: Gary Shick ' 79: Frank Lumpkin Randy Pekarik 2, 1. Daniel James Rivera Rackvera " Tort Hood Flash " Killeen, Texas German, Infantry od Flash " jme sailing into the arch with lug- gage in arms and kill in his eyes. Undaunted by the system Dan ' s Gung Ho attitude never wavered even in the shadow ot unimagined adversity. Dan is an example par excellence of a combat pistol shot, a n avid varmint hunter, and a good all ' round sportsman. An outstanding politician and diplomat. Dan has talked his way out of more than one lions den and into a couple of engagements, one of which is permanent. Barb final- ly straightened Dan out and gave him purpose and direction through some rough times. Dykes, 73: Charles (Chad) Brown 79: Monsour Aghili-Nasad Francis Phillips Houston, Tex, 4th Young Republicans Armed forces Club, Cross Country; 3rd Armed Forces Club. Grotto, AISC; 2nd Scuba Club. AISC. Handball Doubles Champion; AISC, Karate Club; Pvt. 3. 2a; Sgt. 2b; 1 Lt. Claude — A friend, a roommate, a Brother Rat. Many things could be said about such a man, but words really can ' t express the feelings I ' ve developed after knowing this human being for four years. Let it suffice in saying that in his years at VMI he shared in the |oy of others and increased it; he shared in the woe of others and diminished it. Thank you. Brother Rat, Some of us aren ' t fooled by that innocent smile. Not that Claude is an obnoxious practical joker, but have you ever walked in your door under a cup of water? Found popcorn in your toothpaste? Found your bathrobe ahght while you ' re in it? Bush was sure to be involved. As long as there are unsuspect- ing victims around, someone will be heard to say. " Alright. who ' s the wise guy? " Nice BR. William Charles Ryals " Bill " . ' -Billy B. " Woodbridge, Virginia Civil Engineering, Air Force ASCE4. 3. 2, 1; SAME 2, 1. Young Republicans 4, 3, 2, 1; 2nd Vice Chairman; RDC, Caving Mountaineering 4, Timmins So- ciety 4; Baseball 2; Hop Floor 4. 3; Military Society 4, 3. Using the world famous time dependent Schrodinger Eq, for a cadet m a box with infinite potential walls (formulated through the Buck-Buck uncertainty principle, solve for the equations of motion toward graduation for one cadet Bill Ry- als). Given: - - Prob. For Graduation Where: G.P.A.. A time degenerate exponential function m -r Inverse of summer camp peer rating score Note — 1 0 IS undefined .|.(x,t) - A function of position and time to include, weekends carelessly abused, and time spent m the TV room. rack oscillating or highly inebriated mode Note — Attendance at summer school is a constant in this function. V(x) Potential drive warp factor, derived from count- less liters of " Distillers Pride " Solution — Given these parameters, the probability of this cadet breaching the infinite potential walls can not be deter- mined. But cheer up Bill, you just might make it by the hair on your nosey, nosey, nose! — Mad Bone LTD HS EK K ffigS frE gKeafKS E SJTC rrT?: Mark Christian Sculley Modern Languages Pvt 4. 3. 2. 1. Soccer 4. I Lacrosse Mngr. 2; Varsity Ra 1; Baci Person 2. 1 Mammaries of VMI: music. White ' s ' 76, slide for life, rat Sundays at Jay Peggy Lee ' s, FCP at Torlila Flat, ballerina permit with Gargoyle Schroth, drinking Bacardi 151 m Jake ' s tent at FTX. Lounging on the river, escapades at the Berb ' s cabin, apartment parties. Goose Cathy, Bobo 8. the Neck, $10 Coke machine, varsity rack team, unauthorized female visitor in room after taps, after taps guard detail with Smegma, Prince Pelham, CBS, rum at Ring Figure, girl on the bike, walk in the ram. feeling devilish. Tiny Dancer, 1st day of spring, A creature of habit, i.e. flunking Calculus, driving someone ' s nice car, or painting the cannonball. Mark was never hard to f ind: Between sheets, under the headphones, at his brother ' s house or on the phone to Sherry, Thanks especially to Mom, Dad. Jay It ' s nice to be a member of the club- Dykes: ' 73 Bob Newman ' 79 Thitinant Thanyasiri Mike Thomas James Edward Simpson Pvt„ Sgt,. Pvt.: Rat Battalion Staff; Rat Disciplinary Committee; DMS; JV Football 4; JV Basketball 3; Dean ' s List; Intramural Football 3. 2. 1; Intramural Basketball 4, 2. 1; Posit Committee 3, 2. 1; Cadet Assistant 2, 1, Omicorn Delta Epsilon; Cheerleader 1; Business Manager ' 76 Ring Figure Magazine; Sir Edmund Hillary Club; Wrecking Crew 3, 2. 1 It IS extremely difficult to write how I feel towards Jimmy. He has been more than just a " Brother Rat " to me and the class. People came to Jimmy with problems and knew they could count on his understanding and compassion for good advice. Of course, Jim wouldn ' t be complete had it not been for the Wrecking Crew, Mike, Rick, and Carl really helped make the days of VMI easier for Jim, as did Ralph, Outside the walls of VMI, he simply cannot express his gratitude for Mom and Dad (he says that he will someday put all their teachings together,) His academic excellence needs no glorification, since he only then, w _ jxpected of him And he has made sure that •ved the proper mix of social pleasures as well But lat to say; what to say about the best BR and friend I Edwin Rand Sompayrac " The Sundance Kid. Nappy " South Boston, Virginia History — Infantry Rat Football; Golf Team; Hop and Floor: Virginia Gentlemen; Ij Cellar Crew: Bago Crew; Cardinal Puff Club; 300 Demerit Club; I ' , Ghetto 154: P. Court: Grub 4. 3, 2, 1; A.MO.S.T. ; On August 24. 1972 Rand was given the surprise birthday ' party of his life The parly was continued for four years and the presents bestowed upon him consist mostly of demerits, confinement, and pi ' s Even a few presents were confiscated such as shoes, hats, and pants. But through it all he has managed to smile. The " Big I " never cramped his style. The parlies started his ' rat year in the Stadium, they continued in room 320 and ; coincided with the destruction of room 254. Camptown. U,Va„ " A " Frame, Richmond game, the Mail Box and Summer School ; ' 75. Rand is always ready for a parly and he has been known ' to party till the cows come down. We will always remember the good times and hopefully forget the bad times, the times we almost left and the times we ■ cussed VMI, but through it all " Nappy " helped us make it. its been hard but its been tun Rand. Good luck to a great friend and may the good times you ' ve brought us always go with you. It would not have been possible without Kathy and my wonderful parents. Thanks Mom and Dad. Dykes; ' 73; Jim Parks ' 79; Penn Pace f Rich McDonough Gregory Charles Speaker " Greg " A-Ho " Oxen Hill, Maryland ' History — Army Infantry ' vt. 4. 2, 1: Cpl. 3; 82nd Airborne Recondo Sctiool; Cadet iattery 4; Ranger Platoon 3, 1; S-5 Staff 2; Rat Training 2, 1: tat Company XO 1; Student Grotto 4. 3, 2. 1; Economics ;otfee Club 4, 3. 2; Allen ' s roommate 4. 3. 2. 1. The words weak, slovenly, unreliable, slow, effeminate, jrubby. unintelligent and non-military epitomize everything hat Greg Speaker is NOT. As a Rat. Greg was so highly notivated t o become a ranker that by his third class year he vas the third ranking corporal in the Corps with the third worst j.P.A. to match. Amazingly enough, for a good looking guy like jreg, he sure dated some ornery looking females. I wouldn ' t iay they weren ' t feminine, but how many girls do you know that :an bench press 250 lbs? (In reality a string of sharp looking oung ladies) Greg will make a fine officer (attached to the | VAC ' s) when he graduates. Remember Greg; " Lead, follow or ?et the hell out of the way. Leg! " f)yke Paul Alexder Spencer " Wop " Rome, Italy English. Armor Pvt 4. 3, 2. 1; Dean ' s List 2; RDC Representative 1; The Cadet 2. 1; English Society 2. 1; Fire Fighters 3. 2; Rum Truckers, Slingshot Crew; Number One Club. Continental tastes and better bigger Lexington don ' t seem to really match. Still, you have to be able to tell the good by seeing the bad. (Melville took a whole novel to say what was |ust said.) Paul has certainly seen a lot of the bad at VMl but then that has made him bitter, Paul hasn ' t aspired to many position at VMl but VMl has placed him m a lot of position that finally turned out to be responsible ones. The best thing about Paul is the fact he has added something to those late night sessions in the cadet room and the English library. Paul has also added something to every truck and evey running of the block he has ever gone through It might be wise to get away from the traditional stuff and get to one thing that is important to Paul. If art is merely for arts sake then artists have been engaging in esoteric nonsense for centuries. If on the other hand if art is for people then their time hasn ' t been wasted. Value and taste are relative and change with every generation. Still. Paul has added a lot not only to the art of appreciation but to the cultivation of people as well. Maybe that is the key to it all for Paul has appreciated both art and people and he has brightened up a lot of dark times by doing just that. Michael Earl Stauffer " Mike " " Stauff " " Cowboy " Ashland. Ohio Chemistry. Air Force Mike came to VMl all the way from Ohio to see what the " M " stood for. He soon became convinced that it has to do with cranial disorders. Finding a faithful friend in " Bouncing Dave " . however, he managed to make it through the year with his Rat Bible and Chemistry towel. Our third class year found him living in the zoo. drowning his sorrows in comic books and truckloads of westerns- Somewhere between Zane Grey and the sorties to Hungry Hill he fit in a Chem lab and some rack time. It looks like Mike has finally made it down the long, dusty trail to graduation, and as we see him ride off into the sunset with a Bunsen Burner in his holster and a diploma in his saddle bag, we hear a hardy " HI HO SEM " . Dyke ' 73: Willie Wells ' 79: John Hash Bill Dreweri Andrew O ' Brien Stewart Andy " AOB " Chester, Virginia Civil Engineering - Corps of Engineers Pvt. 4. 3. 2, 1; Wrestling 4, 3. 2. 1, Co Capt. 2; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; SAME 2, 1; 2nd place Southern Conference 4; DMS; Laundy ' s Ideal Cadet 2, 1; 114 Weekend Club. Andy started his four years with a tower of inspiration in his dyke. However he was not inspired for long as he decided there was nothing more to life except wrestling, bikes (sleeps with his bike), and hydroplanes. He even considered staying single for life, however at this writing there is hope that he will reconsider his decision. He learned his second class year not to wrestle with the big fellows, but this does not explain his unnatural behavior during super summer 75. that resulted in the Army beating a path to his door. He supplied calmness and security to the room and Charlie and I always slept safe and Dykes: ' 73: Dick Bugbee ' 79: R.J. Barlow Jay Virtue John Arthur Street " John. Streelis " Fredricksburg, Virginia Civil Engineering — Artillery ASCE 3. 2. 1; SAME 2. 1: Militaria Society 4, 3, 2, 1; Debate 2. 1. When John passed under Jackson ' a immortal words back in ' 72 he had resolved to be two things: a biology major and a military stud. The first ambition survived to the end of his rat year, when he adroitly leaped from the frying pan into the fire and switched to CE He has since persevered in the face of mental agony, uncounted rack attacks numerous late dates with his calculater. and abundant CE ' ■good deals " . Fortunately, his roommates were all LA ' s, who endeavored to teach him to speak and spell (alas, in vain! ), His enthusiasm for the Army also waned, being supplanted by visions of dollar signs, John will be remembered as a strong supporter of the Ratline and the class system, as well as always being ready to help a BR. He will also be revered as the holder of several notable records, including the Second Class 211 Rack Record (which he lost to Steve Borowski and Dave Bass in 75-76), I ' m sure John would agree with these words of Henry Thoreau (if he knows who he is): " Many a poor sore-eyed student would grow faster, both intellectually and physically, if . , . he honestly slumbered a fool ' s ' 73: Hal Laughlin ' 79: Thomas Willard Robert Muncy allow English, Infantry Pvt,: Rugby; ASCE: VMI English Society (President); VMI English Speaking Union (Vice President); Sounding Brass (Managing Editor); Fencing; Class Dues Collection Committee; Ring Design Committee: Hop and Floor; Pervert Corner Disciple of Daniels ' Den; All-Pro Team. With 22 of my years gone already, I find that there are so any things ! have to do and un-do in my lifetime. These years. apprc thir but. Tiistak Ihir . about the the direction fits for the kind of person that I think I hopefully the kind of person that I want to become. My concern for my actions is based on how I see myself and not so much on how others think I should be. But. to my fellow classmates, ! wish you all the luck in whatever you attempt to do with your Mark Galen Swank " Mont Weatherby " El Paso. Texas Civil Engineering - Engineer Cpl. Reg Sgt Mai, Reg SI, 2Bn CO; Airborne and Ranger School; Academically Distinguished; DMS; Who ' s Who ASCE ' Pres. Soc, of Amer. Mil, Engrs,; Orienteering Team; Scuba Club! Fire Fighters; ' 76 Ring Presentation Chairman; Texan What else could the son of one of the original Darby ' s Rangers do but become a genuine Chairborne Stranger qualified cadet. Summer vacations for Mark were nothing but a string of different military posts seen through green camo paint. But Mark wasn ' t completely smothered in military teachings. In the process of his years at V,M,I, he managed to roll up a ird in the Civil Engineering Department, while spending 30% of his classes in the In all seriousness, whenever something needed organizing r there was a |ob that needed doing. Mark could be counted n to rise from the depths of his hay, mumble something nprintable and proceed to get it done faster than anyone e the talents of an thought possible Hopefully the An s that Libby has organized Mark right into en days after graduation. Looks like he caught him. Best of luck to the both of you. Nicholas Joseph Tarzia Nick, Nickie. Kathy, SAP. Pizza, Tarzia New Canaan, Conn. Economics — Air Force Timmons Society 4; Run for Your Life 3. 2, 1 Firefightei Lexington Pizzeria 2. 1; Rack 4, 3, 2. 1; Kathy 2, 1, Nick matriculated at VMI full of high spartan ideals, desiring ho. , ««,.,_. Corps Jet Jockey, a super strack cadet lander, the military ' s answer to to bi destined for Battali Burt Reynolds, Ho- ratline and a disappointing Rat year he modified hTs ideals somewhat his third class year to being satisfied with a warm room, three meals a day, and his cigars, Nick has spent nearly half of his cadetship on confinement He has kept the administration in the clouds as to whether he IS actually a cadet or a local Lexington entrepeneur in disguise for tax purposes. However, Nick has never quit and with his good sense of business can ' t help but to stumble into ' John DeButts! Michael George Tate Mike Virginia Beach. Va. Cpl., 1st Sgt., Cpt, Rat football. Posit Committee. Uniform Committee. VMI Symposium Committee. BSU. Tanker Pltn,. U,S, Army Jump School. Cadet Assistant. Dean ' s List. DMS. Fire Fighters. Marilue Morris Fan Club. Zoo, Three students stood before the Pearly Gates and SFC St, Peter, Charlie Co,, 1st. 508th Inf. Airborne, " Where did you go to school? " , he asked the first one " I went to UVA. " said the Wahoo, sticking his chest out, " You go to hell. " said St, Peter, Turning to the second one he asked. " Where did you go to school? " " I went to VPI. " said the Hokie attempting to imitate the Wahoo, " No, you go to hell too. Ready, disappear! " Turning to the last student, he bellowed. " And where did you go to school? " With head lowered, feet shuffling, and voice trembling the student replied. " I went to VMI. sir, " To which St, Peter responded. " Come on in son, you ' ve been in hell long enough. " Dykes: R.B. Newm Bob Johani Craig Myle ' 73 Lawrence S. Tayon Chesapeake. Virginia Chemistry, Air Force Pvt. 4, 3, 1; Sgt. 2; Rugby 4, 3, 2, 1 President 1; AAS 4. 3, 2. 1; Commanders 1; ACS 4. 3. 2, 1: Public Relations Officer 3; SPS 2 Zoo Crew 2, 1, 4 labs week 3, 2, 1; Eddie Laccetti Fan Club. What can you say about a guy whose high school english teacher predicted that he wouldn ' t last the first semester at the Big I. AS our fourth year draws to a close he is stili here much to the amazement of more than just his teacher, Lawrence has gone through many stages of development, from a shaking RAT to a bucking sergeant to a cool breeze private. Finding his academic endeavors to no avail he turned to Rugby, the X, and T,V He seems to have two desires in life, one is to get out of the A-F, and the other is to be a life guard at Virginia Beach, We would like to wish Lawrence the best of luck but Michele is the best form of luck that could happen to anyone. Kavanaugh Yancey Thrift Jr. Kavie. K,Y,, Y. Norfolk. Va, Civil Engineering - Armor PVT, 4, 3. 2. 1; ASCE 4. 3, 2, 1: Virginia Gentlemen Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 4, 3. 2. 1: Summer School 4, 3, 2.; " Super Summer 75 " , Cellar Crew, Ghetto 154, Number One Club, Permanent tH,E-l, club. Baygo Club, " A,M,0,S-T- " , Pervert throughout his Cadetship, Never one to say no to a party or a drink, KY has seen some heavy duty partying at the " Cellar " , that is when he ' s not on confinement (he didn ' t know seconds couldn ' t park their cars in the first class parking lot) or when he ' s not struggling to squeak through another calculus course. Long hair, partly hardy, toe up, block running, civilian attire uptown, non-challant, cavalier or trying to choke down a paper are all phrases common with this man. And there ' s no doubt about it, the Keydet baseball team will be in need of a first baseman of KY ' s caliber next season, if it expects to do well as it has m the past, I know that N,E.B, has more than once almost proved to be KY ' s Waterloo, but he has weathered the storms with various summer schools- Good Luck Brother Rat and here ' s to better and bigger Parties to come. Dykes: Class of ' 73; Garnett Jordan ' 79; Sammy Murphy Ralph Park Lenny Snead William Harrison Toney Rackatoni Chesapeake, Virginia Biology, Air Force Baptist Student Union Council Member, Arnold Air Society. Pre-med Society, Soccer Team, Dean ' s List (3 years). Academic Stars (2 years). Virgil Grissom Scholarship Award. BSU State Folk Team " Instruments of Peace " . Katie Lope Fan Club President. Bill IS a man of many talents. When he ' s not studying, playing his guitar, preparing a Bible study, or running, he ' s frying bugs with his desk lamp, fagging his roommates to go to the PX. cutting up turtles, frogs, etc. or hiding Polish hotdogs. Trying to find someone to put up with these antics was a real task- With a cross reference of II Cor, 5:17. Bill gave up student nurses tor the comfort of Longwood and Katie Roommates never lasted long, " Jethro " Dutten and " Fatboy " Bowers were replaced by " Mad Stork " Cox, Only the Catholic kid remained faithful. The one word that sums it all up is " dedication " — to studying and a career; to a task given him; and most importantly, to a way of life he knows to be the only way; the : 73 Gary Hankins 79 Reza Barzegari 79 Henry Rogers Jeffrey Alan Totaro " Spike " Weehawken, New Jersey Civil Engineering — Corps of Engineering Pvl. 4; Cpl. 3; M Sgt. 2; Captain — Regimental S 4 1; S-A.M.E- 2. 1 Vice President 2, 1; Statistics Club of America 4. 3. 2. 1; New York — New Jersey Club 2; AS.CE, 3, 2, 1; Airborne 1; MacGregor ' s Marauders 2, 1, Webb ' s Ducks 2,5. If you ever see an Airborne lacrosse player, you ' ll know who It IS, It IS ttie same guy wtio keeps count of how many days left in our cadetship and of how many pieces of loose-leafed notebook paper is in one pack (they count the first printed sheet! ), It ' s the same guy they call " Spike " , because you have to be " tough as nails " to be from Weeha ' " " ' same guy who holds formal bedmoun ' strange affinity for the word, " HUH " same guy who works when he has to (al have to); who can take being picked on with a smile and become frisky in his own New Jersey manner. Despite very night and has a glad It ' s the 1 he doesn ' t iique ' that Jeff will do better than most . ■ attempts. Theodore Michael Trout " Ted " " Teddy " " the fish " Novi, Michigan History — Air Force Pvt 4, 3, 2, 1; Distinguished Air Student; Cadet Battery 4, 3, 1; Jackson ' s Battery 3, 1; Salute Battery 4. 1: Little John 1; Militaria Society 4, 1; English Speaking Union 3(?), 1: s Club 4; 0,R,B.; University " Then he gave the riven banner To the old man ' s shaking hand Saying; ' that is all I bring ye From the bravest of the land. One by One they fell around it As the archers laid them low, Grimly dying, still unconquered. with their faces to the foe. Sirs, i charge you, keep it holy. Keep It as a sacred thing, For the stain ye see upon it Is the life blood of your king. " - - from " Flooden " by W,E, Aytoun " Why should not Cii Chulainn be your name because of this? " " Not so, " said the little boy, " I prefer my own name Sedanta son of Sualtamh. " " Do not say that, little boy. " said Cathbhadh. " for the men of Ireland and Scotland shall hear of that name, and the mouths of the men of Ireland and Scotland shall be full of that name " —The Tain Dykes; ' 73 Bill Stoner ' 79 Fred Dismore Mike Oden Clifford Ernest Tuday " Cliff " , " Tuddy " , " Tude " Marietta, Georgia Mathematics — Air Force Pvt . Cpl„ Isl Sgt,. Capt. F Company CO; Dean ' s List. Arnold Air Society, Caving and Mountaineering Club, Posit Committee, Fire Fighters, Rat training. USAF ROTC Scholarship, Who ' s Who in the Zoo, Trow Chuckers Union. " Tuddy was quite a unique individual throughout his cadetship Cliff spent much of his time studying and was usually m residence on the upper levels of Mallory Hall. During his four years at the Big " I " , Cliff secured several illustrious roommates — Betaman, Hoople, Smuse, and not to mention Toad and Hambone. Tuddy had observed and participated m many incidents like, Hoople losing his front teeth, Betaman trying to imitate the flying dutchman going down the parapet stairs, and the Mott Syndrome During his second class year he met a special " cutie face and. well, this doesn ' t have to be elaborated upon any further. No doubt, that has been his most productive year! ■ " --sbeentoo No s first c s year is upon f 1, his lieutenancy. ; ' 73 John Robinson Wayne Young 79 Greg Quinn Richard Tufaro " Rick, Garo, Toe " New Milford. New Jersey History — Air Force Pvl, 4, 3. 2. 1; Varsity Football 3. 2. 1. Who would have guessed four years ago that the little fella who meandered through the limit gates would become a mainstay of the Big Red ' As a kicker Rick did a great job for the Big Red, erasing most of the school ' s previous placekicking records and helping the team to take the Southern Conference Championship of 1974-75, Rick was also a member of the infamous group " Floor Washing Anonymous " , but fortunately slept through the second meeting (held m Durr ' s room) and saved himself a six Thomas J. Turlip T vacation frorr k never missed a chance at dressing in gaurd dyke nctioned by VMI) and paying visits on our favorite Air Force Scholarship; Cpl; Master Sgt,; Captain; Armed Forces Club Posit Committee; IEEE; Honor Court Representative; President — Hop and Floor Committee; Who ' s Who in American Colleges and Universities, I have never had a friend as close as Tom, He came to VMI with aspirations of becoming a career officer in the USAF, being an outstanding cadet, and after graduation getting married Although Tom will not become a career officer, he has been an outstanding cadet at the big I and will be getting married to a warm and beautiful young woman who has been with him the last four years. Since our Rat year, I knew he would go far at VMI From Corporal, to fvlaster Sergeant and now cadet captain, Tom never let the rank run his life. He received rank because of his respect for his fellow man and his natural ability to be a leader, Tom has had a great influence on my life for he is a true Brother Rat tvlay God bless both Tom and Debbie, I will always remember both of you. Dyke ' 73; Doug Huthwaite ' 79; Tom Manley Ken Winter Bruce William Undercoffer " Red " " Undi " " DD " " Sunshine " " Smiles " " Crunk " " Gono " Loveland, Ohio English, Army (Armor) Private, Airborne. C Co, Guidon. Rangers 3, 2. Wrestling 4. Rugby 4. 3,2. 1. Fencing 4. V ' s?? Amoeba Patrol. Run for your Rack. Who ' s Nobody. No, 1 Club Bruce came to VMI with the aspiration of becoming the most verbose Army stud the military has ever seen Consequently, he took up the English curriculum and Armor, Bruce ' s third class year was busy, as it was for all of us. but he always found time to visit Scottie or Will to cheer them up — at any time of the day. We could usually find him at other times planning his next moves in his hay, to the tune of z-z-z-z. as he mastered the art of Prone Studying, Bruce will not be forgotten by any of our Brother Rats nor the Commandant, nor by many of our dykes, all for different reasons. His first class year he became known to the Commandant as the " Spiffy Cadet " as he enjoyed being a first classman. To us he has been a great friend, and in the future we ' ll keep a spare bottle of J.D. on hand for any unexpected visits from the Crunk, Catch you later. Brother Rat, Dykes; ' 73 Roland Tiso •79 Rob Morris ' 79 Greg Cook ' •r ' " Phillip E. Upton ' ■Peaches " " Beer Can " " Atlanta Sli Marretta, Georgia English — Special Student Pvt. 1. 3. 4; Corporal 2; Varsity Football 1.2,3, 4; Tri captain 4; Varsity Baseball 1, 2; Varsity Wrestling 1; Monogram Club 1, 2, 3, 4: CADET 3, 4; WLUR radio club 3; " Show Biz Kids " 2. 3, 4; Sir Edmund Hillary Club 3, 4; Plum Street 1. 2; Pervert Court 4. A Georgia " Stump " liked the Shenandoah Valley so much, he decided to stay tour years. With a body the subject ot constant ridicule, he proved himself both on the football field and as a friend- God Bless Terry, the only reason for staying, for who would have been there to " twist my arm. " Bueno suerte, her- Go na buy c ticket, far as 1 can , - - I ' m gon na take that Southbend - - Ride It all the vay to Georgia - - - till that tram run tta track , , Can ' t you ee; Oh. can ' t you s »e , , - What that v Oman, - has been do ng to me- M-T-B- Kirk, PS-, and Duke — We ' v an liked workings of one mind. the features of the sam e face, blos- soms upon one tree; of rst, and last and n iidst, and without e nd- W-W. Dyke 73 Dun bo Williamson Dyke s: 79 Do Ha ugh Mauck riand Niehaus Stt ve " Grasshopper " Gulley Garry Clinton Varney " Boo-Boo " Richmond. Virginia Economics — Air Force Pvt. 4, Cpl, 3. Mst Sgl, 2. 1st Bn S-4 1. Varsity Baseball 3. 2, 1 Monogram Club 1. Hop 8. Floor Committee 3. 2, 1. Distin- guished Aerospace Student. Four years of my life have expired at VMI and I must admit they have been unique and eventful, I can ' t hope to detail all those things which I have done. Suffice it to say that I ex- perienced the good and bad at VMI just like every other man who entered these walls. Now that it is over, I can truthfully say I ' m glad, though I will revere every moment friendship. Spe- cial thanks go to the boys of room 109 for putting up with me for four years and to my parents and family for their love and guidance. Dykes: " 73 — Dave Northcraft ■79 _ Andy Andrews Ray Insley Honor Court President and 2nd Class Representativ List ROA award 2; Douglas C. France award; Posit C Armed Forces Club; Firefighters; Cpl. I find it very difficult to write a class history for the man I have lived with for the past four years. Carmen is the kind of person that words cannot describe. He has been a good friend and a ' ' Brother Rat " in the true sense of the words. Not only do I recognize these traits m Carmen but so does the entire class. In fact, the whole class voted and honored Carmen with the - ' Douglas C. France " award which is given to the best " Brother Rat " m the class. The class thought so much of Car- men that they entrusted him with one of VMI ' s most precious possessions, the Honor System. Carmen has truly distin- guished himself during his cadetship and I am sure he will continue to do so in the future. Carmen will always be in my thoughts no matter what dis- tance may separate us — nothing can separate true friendship. " Hey Carm. never mind, just check ' in . . . " : " 73 Greg Mayi Jeffrey S. Wall " Candidate Bulkhead, Jeffy, left " Rockville. Md. History — Marine PLC pre rat year , of a USMC Summer School Scholar Session, his a commisson became quickly evident. Who else would climb the pipes and do push ups for summer exercise? His abilities as a Marine were realized both by the Marine TACS at the Big I and his superiors at Quantico. Attaining outstanding ratings at both f anne Summer camps he was accorded the honor of being named a distinguished Naval Cadet. A stmt at being the barracks munitions manufacturer kept him busy at his trade during his second class year, while Hobie Cat 165 occupied his summer time out of camp. In the words of the fifth Imperial Japanese Naval Landing Force; " BANZAI " Good luck Jeff and Best Wishes in the future. Dykes: Class of 1973; John Semmel Class of 1979: Paul Cafarella Mike Monaghan Rory Joesph Walsh " Youngster " ' Bone Man " " Charlie 77 " " Wassle " " Tokyo Joe " Hampton, Virginia Pvt; Cpl, Sgt: 1 Lt (Delta Co XO); Deans List; U.S. Airborne School; USAF ROTC Scholarship; Rat Training Cadre 3. 2. 1; Run For Your Life: 437 Staff; Zoo Crew: Cadet battery: Hard Ass 3. 2, 1: Student Grotto: Anti 77 Club; Anti Jock Club: Young Republicans; International Relation Club: " Cherry " Rum Truckers; Trow Shuckers. " Regrets. I ' ve had a few. but then again too few to mention. 1 did what I had planned to do. and saw it through without exemption I planned each chartered course, each careful step along the by way More, much more than this. 1 did it my way. There were times I ' m sure you knew when 1 bit off more than 1 could chew, and through it all when there was doubt. 1 ate it up and spit it out. The record shows. I took the blows and did it my wa y. I ' ve had my fill, my share of losing and now as tears subside. 1 find it all so amusing. To think 1 did all that may I say not in a shy way. oh no not me. I did it my way. " (Ankarevaux 1965) Carroll Ray Warner III " Carrol, Bucky " The International Relations Club 2, 1 — Secretary 1: VMl Student Grotto 2, 1; Young Republicans 4; Tanker Platoon 1: RFYL 3, 2, 1; Run For Your Rack 4. 3. 2. 1. Wednesday 8. Saturday atternoon hiking gun club 4. 3. . Darkly and darkly So as through a glass The age-long strife 1 see Where 1 fought in many guises Many names, but always me. And 1 see not in my blindness What the objects were 1 wrought But as God rule o ' er our bickerings So forever in the future Shall 1 battle as of yore Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once mi Gen. George C. Patton Thomas Ros Watjen " F.S. " Bethel Park, Pennsylvania I 4, 3. 2, 1; Monogram Club 3. 2. 1: Ghetto What can be said foi years and strll cannot totally unnecessary sacrifices during this time have created i strong air of disenchantment. It it were not for my family a friends. I would not have made it. Dykes: 73 Rodney Brewer ■79 Jim Elhot Tom Hazard Kelly Lombard Bennie Eugene Weaver Jr. " Gook " ' Ben " Richmond. Va. Economics — Infantry Who else could have made 1 st class rankers hesitant to take weekends due to the fear of finding 6 inches of water on the floor when they returned. The " Gook " spent his rat year dodging toilet wads, winning verbal confrontations with the " Moe " . Come his 3rd class year, the law of average caught up with Bennie- He missed the sinks by 2 stoops and 2 rooms and Durr found a surprise m his hay. This caused a six months furlough in Richmond. Upon return, Bennie decided to cooperate and graduate. 1 Barbara. You will r r find a : Class of ' 73; Micheal Waldem 79; Tim Ritzert John Pleasants Pvt 4; Cpl 3; Sgt 2; 1 Lt 1; Army ROTC Scholarship; Young Republicans 4; Sport Parachute Club 4; Cadet Battery 4; Armed Forces Club 4. 3; RFYL 3. 2. 1; Student Grotto 4. 3. 2, 1-Secretary 3, 2, Treasurer 2. 1; International Relations Club 2. 1 — President 1; Tanker Platoon 2. 1; S-5 Staff 2. 1; Firefighters 3. 2. 1; Zoo Crew 3. 2. 1; 437 Staff 4; VMI Lonely Hearts Club 4. 3.2,1— Founding Fathers; Short Power! 4, 3, 2, 1; Afternoon ZZZZZ Club 4. 3. 2, 1. In August 1972 a curly-haired little guy matriculated here because Pennsylvania Military College went civilian, and the Institute and our class has been taken better for it. Dave rose through the ranks to 2nd Bn, S-5 and managed to stay a good-unconceited friend (what ' s he got to be conceited about?). In a pinch he ' s always ready for a party. And once he even gave up his stripes for the sake of having a good time. Whenever he got shot down for a hop (which was frequently) he really went down in style. (Talk about crash and burn! ) Well, better luck next time, Westo! Being such a little target you should have gone infantry, but no. you wanted to sit in a big tank. At least we know you ' ll " Give ' em hell. Harold " Dyke ' 73-B; " Panama " Joe Morgan 79: Steve Hughes Charles West Andrew Bartlett White Bart Raleigh, N C English — Infantry Pvt. 4. Cpl. 3. Sgt.-Pvt. 2. P»t. 1; Cheerleaders 3, 2. Head 1: Cross Country 4: ACC Club; Hop and Floor 3. 2, 1: Rancher 2. 1; Cadet Assistant Lejeune, I watched you go through changes that no man should face Take to heel or tame the horse, the choice is still your own But arm yourself against the pain a wounded bird can give. And in the end remember it ' s with you you ' ll have to live. Stand your ground I think you ' ve got the guts it takes to win But you must learn to turn the key before she ' ll let you in Understand the problems of the girl you want so near Or you ' ll wear the coats off questions ' til the answer hat is Serenade your angel with a love song from your eyes Grow a little taller even though your age defies Feel a little smaller and in statue you will rise A hobo and a poet must kill dragons for a bride And humble pride is always hard to swallow with your pride, Graham Nash Dykes: ' 73: Jim Ackley ' 79: Zack Smith Herbert F. White Pvt 4. Cpl 3. Pvt 2. 1; Rugby: A.S.C.E,; Dean ' s List; Academical- ly Distinguished: 3,0 Cut Club: Ghetto Grub: Sir Edmund Hillary Club: Intramural Boxing: Keydet Waiter, Its been a tough four years of parties, romance, running from the " wicked Buck of the West " , and last but not least, academ- ics under the CE Tac Staff The Wicked Buck mixed many potions to stop Erb. but could do little to cramp his life style, when the going got rough he " ran the block " and mixed potions of his own. Nobody was ever able to convince him that VMI was for real, they could change his habits and clothes, but not his Ideals (the Buck would call it insolence! ), As Lynurd Skynurd sings: , , And this bird you cannot change. Oh Lord I can ' t change Terrance Anthony White " T.A. " . Whitey. Turner Ashby Washington. DC Biology — Air Force ill 1. 2. 3. 4: Track 1: 137 I Team 1975, Known to most as " T.A " , Terry is the spokesman of " 137 plus " We know that if something is to be said, he will take care of it. As long as there aren ' t nuts involved, we can count on Terry for comment, criticism, and on occasion some valuable " info " Terry made his great debut as a freshman starting at defensive end and through the years rising to Captain of the 1975 Varsity Football team. Terry had a motto that he abided by as the VMI years trudged along. " If someone ' s going to be hurt. I ' m not going to be the last. " Between the Biology BIdg.. partying. " T.M. ' s " heart. the Commandant ' s Office well, what more can you say about a man like this. As long as he ' s got his class ring you can count on him to defend you no matter what the cause. " Go all the way with T.A. " Dykes: Class of 1973: Mac Bowman Class of 1979: Jeryl Salmond Gregg Weaver Gary McNeil Kenneth Dale Williams unkjns " " Mr, Bojangles " " Gunney " History. USMC. DNS, Cpl-. Reg. Color Sgt: Isl Bat. S3, Pic, Rugby Club, Ranger Platoon. Fire Figtiters, Sport Paractiute Club, Young Republicans Club. Timmon ' s Society. Member ot Ctiuck Rock ' s Gang. Randy Mac. Club. Ken entered VMI with only one thing in his life — the USMC Well the Corp is still important to " Punkin " but it now holds a sad second place. Even so it is proof ot a man that he can pull top honors in something that no longer means quite so much. But then Ken has always put everything he has into life. From the start he has taken a deep interest in the Institute and has successfully left his mark in the example he sets with his quiet, southern, gentlemanly qualities. Always ready to help a friend, I believe it only fair that he has been blessed with a certain talented pretty young lady. I ' d like to wish Jeannie and Ken both the best of luck in the future but that would be superfluous since Ken always has made his own good luck. Dykes, ' 73: Mike Kelley ' 79: Larry Betz, Magid Mansouri Melvin Lamar Williams Jr. " Mel, " " Chugzen " Richmond, Va. The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone. And I must follow, if I can. Pursuing It with weary feet Until It joins some larger way. Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say. : Class of 1973: Stuart Seaton Class of 1979: Raymond Vasque Mark Cheek Richard Alan Williams Cpl 3; Sgt. 2: Cpt. 1; Regimental S 5; Debate 4, 3. 2, 1; Team Captain 2, 1: Militaria Society 4, 3, 2, 1; President 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3; Civil War Roundtable 2, 1: Firefighters 2: IRC. QMS. Attention Panzer Leaders! Here is your commander. Yes, Dick has the fire, dash, and imagination to become a fine armor officer someday — an ambition he has long sought since childhood. His colorful costumes and dramatic charades in the room has provided many humorous hours of entertainment as he play-acted his fantasticle death wishes. But his real interests seem to lie between two opposing vocations if he decides to quit the army. Either as a bible-toting preacher or a gangster-slaying FBI Agent is what he feels his true call in life IS. Despite his occasional flights of fancy and a touch of an abusive cynicism. Dick is a real down to earth fellow whose obsession with guns and conservative politics says something about his authoritarian personality. Dick will have a future that will make many envious, if he doesn ' t let his bad case of terminal flatulence stink up his ambitions. Dyke Don Doucher " 73 " Brian Tollie " 79 " Asghar Parirod " 79 " William Edward Wolfe Boca Raton. Florida Pvt. 4. 3. 2. 1; Dean ' s List 2: Firefighters 3. 2. 1; Young Republicans 4; Zoo Crew 3. 2. 1; Rum Truckers 2, 1; Sport Parachute Club 3; Blue Team 4; Wrecking Crew 2, 1; LA. Study Room 4. 3. 2. 1. What can one say about the suave and debonair Muskrat? Many things if one uses his extreme imagination! Who but the Muskrat can sleep almost 24 hours a day and still pull a 3.0? Without the Muskrat and his beloved and famous nose the class of ' 76 would not be complete. One thing is for certain, though, when Muskie walks across the stage on May 15. his parents will have a great amount to be proud of- We all wish you luck and success throughout your life. Good Luck. Muskrat Dykes: ■73; E,D. Woomer ' 79: Fred Floyd Andy Neff Surapan Wonthai Bankok, Thailand Civil Engineering — Artillery American Society of Civil Engineering; Society of Physics Students; R.F.Y.L.; Dean ' s List Student; Academic Distinguished Student. It all started during the summer of ' 73 when loam first walked into Jackson Arch. Being a mature man, and quickly realizing what kind situation he was getting into. Toam set two goals. The first was to get a diploma in Civil Engineering and then get the Hell out of this forsaken hole in three years. To do this it meant three summer schools and three years of the real thing. But with slide rule in hand and a calculater for a mind Toam was able to accomplish this amazing feat in record time. So after three long years, the man is finally heading for that laid back, mellowed down, easy living of Bankok. Although the man IS leaving, his dedication and spirit will remain as a guideline to those of us who must remain. Good luck Toam. Dyke: 74: Perasak Srigungval Lawrence Richard Wrenn III Rick Rickie Kid Boy Rack out Wrenn Chesapeake. Va. Chemistry — Marine Air 1. First there was Rickie. Then there was Cathy. And then there was the Jarheads. Somewhere along the way. Rickie and the Jarheads converged on VMI. Now everybody knows that behind every successful man there ' s a woman. Well. Rickie and Cathy decided he needed someone behind him even before he became a success. A backstrocker with Joyce ' s Frogmen, Rickie ' s " Big Break " came when he saw a poster saying something about Marines and good men. Not being too bright, Rickie thought it had to be somehow connected with the water and swimming. Why else would they shave his head? Too late, he found out about those two summers at Quantico and some oriental fighting, Gung Ho (Is that anything like Kung Fu, Rick?). Now Rick, we know it wasn ' t Cathy in that Annual picture Rat Year, but who was that guy? Dykes: ' 73: Tim Hughey ' 79; Terry Fox Donald Stapbuck Anthony William Young •Sugar Bear " . " The Grinch " Biology. Infantry Suear Bear bounced from the confident, free-spirited, cool breeze life of a small town in the sunshine state into the slightly more lackluster life of VMI. But somehow he adapted; and accomplished this without losing his confidence and free spirit. 1 feat. :nts. Although he has had to face disappoi - continued to set his standards and goals high — perhaps thi! IS why It has been such an uphill struggle. Yet even through all this he has kept his self confidence and continued on, and this IS the true sign of one who will meet success. Many are the eiperiences we have had together so to an honest friend from the other. " 2 3rds " of the Golden Triangle we wish him success whatever his endeavors. Dykes: ' 73 Di (e Swab 1 Grossman a Eslami Thomas Carlyle Morris Zeugner Zeug, Zeuggie, Paddlefoot, I.M. Impressed. Deerslayer Petersburg. Virginia English — Armor Varsity Swimming 4, 3, 2, 1, Co-Capt. 1; Cpl. 3; Caving and Mountaineering 4; Young Republicans 4; Monogram Club 4.3. 2 1 Bufu 3, 2. 1; 200 Dollar Club 3; Lip Rippers 1; Ameba Crew 3, 2. 1; Wrecking Crew 2, 1; Rum Truckers 2. 1; Recondo 1. When the Zeug isn ' t in the water helping to win some meets, he ismnning around the barracks raising Hell, Who else could wear gold sneakers every day for three years and not get caught. Also, a hat 3 sizes too large and over his ears made him easily recognizable. His most serious studies iriclude running the block, F,e;d and Stream and Shooting T:r-,e5 T CM. always manages to have a nice looking party girl for al the hops and is famous for his smooth one liners Zeug is no always partying though; as holder of some varsity records An Southern Conference, and a Co-Captain, his Motto is No Pain — No Gam " He is a veteran of 15 years of competitive swimming His riotous actions, quick quips, and snappy comebacks bring back many memories. Zeug. may the remainder of yoSr life see much hunting, fishing, girls, and happiness. Dykes: ' 73: Tom Clarke ' 79: Mike Mullins Bill Sarvay WSSSf iS S. a pr G+- ' WSMmB mBnSBSB - , V w 117 aSl -S5SS5 ?iVVt Sl i i UNDERCLASSMEN The Class Of 1977 Kimber Latsha — President ! 171 i Bert Deacon — Vice President John cutright — Historjan i-rfi yiK lii m ii 111 III II ill II 122 " Consilio Et. Animis " These words embody in a special way the personahty of the Class of 1977 . . . Courage to identify with the V.M.I, ideal, wisdom to understand it. Our Ratline became the subject of intense debate when newspapers publicly questioned the V.M.I, lifestyle. The administration felt public pressure to reform the Ratline, and the First Class seriously considered boycotting it. We were caught in the middle and had to endure the agony of compromise. It would have been easy to embrace public opinion, to have appealed to the administration. Instead, we chose to affirm the principles underlying the Ratline. We gained courage from the experi- ence, courage to overcome subsequent adversities. Upon the return of our Third Class year we learned that we had lost Bill Kirkpatrick, to an accident which left him paralyzed and in a wheel- chair. In many ways the courage which allowed him to persevere typifies our class. This, however, was not the only obstacle which we would face; in the middle of the year we lost the services of the class historian. One of the attributes of wisdom is the ability to look beyond the insignificance of one ' s own problems, to look beyond one ' s selfish desires and needs. This quality was manifested when everyone contribut- ed to a class ring for our vice president ex officio. It was shown in the small but needed time and effort put forth by our class the night before Ring Figure. These are only intimations, but they suggest the ideas, beliefs, and actions which embody our attitude towards V.M.I, and to- wards life. " Wisdom " , wrote Goethe, " is found only in truth. " Next year our class must gain the wisdom to enculcate the Rats with those necessary quali- ties which will enable them to give of themselves selflessly, to coura- geously see life in all of its facets, and, most of all, to see themselves for what they truly are. J.C. Robert Mark Abernathy Woodstock, Va. Laurence John Adams Lancaster, Pa Steven Aksomitas Wethersfield, Conn Frederick Abels Allner Bethesda, Md. John Sidney Alvis Hampton, Va George Edgar Anderson Jr. Areata, Calif. James Thomas Anderson Alexandria, Va. Stephan Forest Andrews St. Joseph, Mich Charles William Angemer Jr. Finleyville, Pa. Evan Hamilton Ashby III Remington, Va. Robert Keith Atkinson Roanoke, Va. John William Barr Front Royal, Va Richard Alex Benavides San Antonio, Tex James Scott Bentley Bowie, Md William Charles Berry Blackstone, Va Stephen Andrew Billingsley Alexandria, Va Claiborne Fuller Blackley III Richmond, Va Robin Andrew Boardman Cincinnati, Ohio Reed Robert Bonadonna New York, N.Y. Steven Wayne Bouchard Lexington, Va Daniel David Bradach Roswell, Ga. James Bernard Bradshaw Roanoke, Va Donald Scott Browder Chambersburg, Pa Michael Wayne Brown Hopewell, Va. Robert Corliss Brown Hamilton, Ohio Mark Hayden Bryant Belleville, Mich. Wayne Steven Bryant Roseland, Va Dale Allen Bryson Norfolk, Va Henry Robert Bungay Freehold, New Jersey Mark Elmo Burks Alexandria, Va John Joseph Butchko Linden, N.J. William Edwards Bynum III Sumter, S.C. Stephen Alen Calihan Houston, Tex. Walter Phillip Camper Buchanan, Va Bruce Cameron Cann Richmond, Va Theodore Distler Carr Alexandria, Va John Charles Coe Ridgefield Park, N.J. Thomas Andrew Cole Richmond, Va Michael Herold Conaway Virginia Beach, Va Charles Andrew Conner Lexington, Va Jerry Thomas Corley Ashland, Va Carmine Antonio Cortese Hauppange, N.Y. John David Creedon Philadelphia, Pa John Ralph Cutright Roanoke, Va John Spence Daniel III APO New York, N.Y. Randolph Digges Darden Richmond, Va Michael William Davis New Market, Va. Oscar Leion Davis Gaffney, S.C. Felix Elbert Deacon Richmond, Va. Lee John DeMeo Syosset, N.Y. Thomas Joseph DeSalvo Norfolk, Va Robert Michael Devens Blacksburg, Va Michael Edward Dick Winchester, Va Michael Warren Dronen Hampton, Va John Anthony Esada Hampton, Va John Morgan Fear Lake Linden, Mich Charles Thomas Floyd Ambler, Pa. Maxwell David Floyd Fairfax, Va. Herbert Ers Fluhler Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y. Stephen Ernest Fontaine Norfolk, Va Lee Gephart Foresman Lexington, Va Randal Stewart Foster Monroe, Va Michael Joe Freeman Kingsport, Tenn. Robert Lynn Gabler Waynesboro, Va Philip William Galing Hampton, Va Steven Michael Gallahan Fredericksburg, Va Randy Steven Gates Manesfield, Ohio Charles Jesse Gearhart Roanoke, Va. H ' :,MS :Xz - Ac fy Ralph Hallam George Lakeland, Fla. Keith Eric Gibson Richmond, Va Edward Bernard Glackin Philadelphia, Pa Kim Everrett Glidewell Falls Church, Va Howard Lee Grant Richmond, Va Paul S. Green Amburg, Va. Richard Thomas Greene South Burlington, Vt. Michael James Guthrie Claymont, Del. Frederick Howard Hagreen Oakland, Calif. Mark Alen Halfacre Norfolk, Va John Regnold Murray Norfolk, Va Larry Walter Piatt Richmond, Va Raymond Joseph Pietruska Forked River, NJ Kim Newton Rose Gaithersburg, Md. David Leon Ralph Mechanicsville, Va Cliford Carroll Hamilton Alexandria, Va James Roger Hanrahan Alexandria, Va William Craig Harlow Chappaqua, N.Y. Randal Wynn Hartley Front Royal, Va Gary Jackson Haste Virginia Beach, Va. Jerry Thomas Haste Virginia Beach, Va. Robert Brian Hartzell Springfield, Mass Larry Wayne Heim Frederick, Md. Stephen Douglas Heinrich Litchfield Park, Arizona John R. Hobbs Norfolk, Va. William Frank Holzgrefe Richmond, Va Michael James Horn Gilbertsville, Pa Robert Joseph Houser Rockbridge Baths, Va Richard Clell Howell Radford, Va James Lawrence Hugar Driftwood, Pa. Sidney Ames Huguenin Hagerstown, Md. Mark Olen Hunt Oxon Hill, Md. William Thomas Hupp Richmond, Va Eric Dean Hutchings Columbus, Ohio Kenneth Emory Hutton Marion, Va John David Johnson Tulsa, Okla. James Taylor Johnson Portsmouth, Va Frederick Leroy Jones Arlington, Va Richard Scott Joslyn Arlington, Va George James Kalaris Silver Spring, Md. Kerry William Keach Wildwood, III. Mm Mim m : David George Kelly Monongahela, Pa William Stephen Kelly Pelasky, Va Stewart Poole Kinniburgh Alexandria, Va Kevin Raymond Knotts Ashland. Va Dennis Edward Kocik Des Plaines, III Michael Korolevich Waldwick, N.J. Keith Kowaldo Clark, N.J. John Edwin Krovic Steelton, Pa Steven Edward Kuklin New York, N.Y. Erich Louis Kurre Richmond, Va Michael Donohue Lafferty New Milford, N.J. John Fleming Lamond Clifton, Va. Julian Albert Lassiter Cheseapeak, Va Kimber Lynn Latsha Dornsife, Pa. William Dewey Lauerman Memphis, Tenn. Gregory Michael Leek Waldorf, Md. Walter Warren LeMaster West Point, N.Y. Eric Jude Letendre Manchester, N.H. William Timothy Liles Richmond, Va Michael Edward Lindsay Hot Springs, W. Va. Rodney Jay Lynn Marion, Ind Christopher Lee Manno Springfield, Va Robert Lee Manteuffel Hays, Kansas John James Marshall Columbus, Georgia Lawrence Arthur Martin Rocky Hill, Conn William Harlan Martin Bolder, Col Harold Arthur Marvin Springfield, Va Bland Massie Fort Valley, Georgia Lawrence Newbill Mauck Richmond, Va Jeffrey Alen McCracken Kenna, W. Va. Colin Ceawell McKenzie Fort Rucker, Ala. Robert Louis McQueen Lackland, Fl. Michael Richard Meise Moneta, Va Thomas Michae Mihalik Loveland, Ohio Stephen Timothy Mishkofski Virginia Beach, Va Timothy Allen Mitchell Powhatan, Va Richard Henning Moore Woodberry Forest, Va John Ward Moore Port Isabel, Tex. Morton Claire Mumma Carlisle Barracks, Pa Jeffrey Mark Munsey Witheville, Va Michael James Myers Alexandria, Va Wesley Washington Naff Boones Mill, Va Christopher John Nash Richmond, Va Stephen Louis Neas Greensboro, N.C. Chavalit Noomnoi Kensington, Md Read Morton Northern Richmond, Va. Ira Thomas Orrell Gwynn, Va Samuel Pendleton Pace Orange, Va. Clyde Wyatt Paris Thomasville, N.C. Michael Louis Parish Memphis, Tenn Ronnie Eugene Parrott Cleveland, Va Barton Cheves Pasco Richmond, Va Norman Louis Paul Helotes, Tex Thomas Bernard Pender Navesink, N.J. Martin Lee Pendleton Vienna, Va Christopher Martin Perry Richmond, Va Michael Delano Peters Portsmouts, Va Wanwng Phataralaoh Kensington, Md William Edward Powell Richmond, Va Russel Ivan Puckett Halifax, Va Pongsak Pullsuk Washington, D.C. John Edward Quackenbush Commack, N.Y. Robert Barry Redington Needham, Mass Robert Eric Reibach Waynesboro, Va William Ernest Reichelt Somers Point, N.J. Jeffrey William Reynolds Roanoke, Va. John Robert Robertson Houston, Tex. Edgar Daniel Rodrigez Norwood, N.J. William Gary Roundy APO New York, N.Y. Robert Kerfoot Sanford Luray, Va James Joseph Schaffer Woodbury Heights, N.J. Douglas William Sebert Windsor, Vt. Robert Singleton Sherrard Lancaster, Pa William Arthur Short Rockville, Md. Dale Garnet Shrader Arlington, Va. Roy Ivan Siegel Whippany, N.J. Douglas Neal Simms Salisbury, Md David Lee Skeen Acron, Ohio Morris Dean Slagel Hickory, N.C. Walter David Slomski Steubenvllle, Ohio Michael Joseph Smith Fullerton, Calif Mark Winston Stagg Bon Air, Va Norman Scott Stevens Seymour, Conn. Stanley Blake Stout Cheseapeak, Va Steven Blair Stout Cheseapeak, Va St. Clair Streett Springfield, Va. isaiawifc ;- ; ? William Henry Talley Petersburg, Va Andrew Michael Tarr Cooperstown, N.Y. David Edward Tippett Columbus, Ohio Marc Joseph Thomas Broomall, Pa Timothy Kahly Thompson Warrington, Va. William Parke Sangtinette Cherry Hill, N.J. Joseph Jude Santelli Pittsburgh, Pa. Steven J. Severson Vienna, Va. Lewis Wheat Thorp Richmond, Va. Chark Tingsubhat Waynesboro, Va. Glenn Allen Trimmer Vinton, Va Stephen Robert Turley Hampton, Va. Thomas Spangler Underhill Dothan, Ala. John Michael Vizzi Fredricksburg William Mark Waldrop Montpelier, Va Daniel Gordon Walrod Bethel Park, Pa. Hj v ll[|H| l Pr is;.. William Allen Walters Virginia Beach, Va Kurt Weidenthal APO New York, N.Y. Stanley Tzu-Chien Wen Rockville, Md Stephen Allen Werner Richmond, Va Robert Emmett Whalen Staten Island, N.Y. Frederic Bennett Wiggins Cherry Hill, N.J. Ronald Edwin Wilkosz Broad View Heights, Ohio Richard Alan Williams Kingsport, Tenn Augustus Robbins Baltimore, Md Shelton Purcell Rhodes Elizabethtown, NC Elliott Reynold Ruhland Montgomery, Minn John Gerrold Willison Jahanna, Ohio Michael Louis Wilson Salt Lake City, Utah Robert Case Wilson Roanoke, Va Terrence Edward Wolfe Sarasota, N.Y. The Class Of 1978 Clark Ridley — President Greg Beck — Vice President John Bowman — HistOrian It is indeed a difficult task to write the history of a class at V.M.I. Like any other group of people, a class is composed of individuals, each pursuing his own goals and ambitions. With the new responsibility of the Ratline we wit- nessed a surfacing of conflicting points of view. There were those who enforced the Ratline and those who did not, but the prevading attitude of its necessary purpose spurred us on. Our own supposed weak Ratline has left us open for criticism, but that is a meaningless denun- ciation. This negative attitude has served to strengthen our class, forcing us to grow closer together and closer to our dykes. Although we are a class of individuals, it is our com- mon interests, our common questioning of the rules, which brings us together. Perhaps, we are not seeking the same answers, perhaps we are not asking the same questions. The spirit which binds us is not something which can be defined with specific incidents. There is an enduring sense of brotherhood which prevails over and against our differences, it is this spirit which gives us direction. We cannot be held back by an undue concern with the past; we are a class, will continue to strive for our common goal of unity. J.B. Charles Edwin Alphin Buchanan, Virginia Gregory Alan Arnett New Paris, Ohio William Henry Atwill, Jr. Richmond, Virginia OIlie Wilson Ayers Miami, Florida Craig Francis Joseph Badalty Belford, New Jersey Bradley Richard Baker APO New York, New Yorl Kieth William Barber Richmond, Virginia Jack Vincent Barnhill Springfield, Virginia Richard Mark Bartosik Monessen, Pennsylvania Jeffery Randolph Baumbach California, Maryland Charles Robert Beaver Reseda, California Gregory Alan Beck Akron, Ohio Timothy Reed Berkhimer Virginia Beach, Virginia Edgar McKinley BIythe Sedley, Virginia Gregory Lewis Booker Arlington, Virginia Mark Robert Bottomly Roanoke, Virginia John Allen Bowman Richmond, Virginia Michael Anthony Bragale Potomac, Maryland James Roscoe Branscome, Jr. Hume, Virginia James Gary Braswell Newport News, Virginia Michael Raymond Braunstein Oak Ridge, Tennessee James Arthur Breen Douglaston, New York Scott Corbett Brewster Las Vegas, Nevada Joseph Albert Bright Muenster, Texas Robert Wayne Brown Hopewell, Virginia Thomas Allen Brown Crofton, Maryland Garrison Conrad Brumback Harrisonburg, Virginia Blackshear Morrison Bryan, I Fairfax, Virginia William Marcellus Bryant, III Richmond, Virginia Wadsworth Bugg, III Richmond, Virginia Steven Grant Burns Owensboro, Kentucky Joseph Richard Cafarella McGuire AFB, New Jersey Kevin Joseph Callanan Hampton, Virginia David Mason Cameron Vienna, Virginia Paul Edwin Campbell Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania Ronald Carter, Jr. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Damian Andrew Golden Virginia Beach, Virginia Ivan Waymon Coleman Salem, Virginia James Lee Conrad Newmanstown, Pennsylvania Norman Michael Cortese Clark, New Jersey Stephen Carl Craig Mt. Sterling, Ohio Thomas Hugh Crawford Virginia Beach, Virginia James Dillon Cune Lynchburg, Virginia Nelson Clyde Jones Curtis Petersburg, Virginia Glenn Raymond Dallinger Gaithersburg, Maryland Earl Vincent Decarii Mount Vernon, Indiana Peter John Dillon Great Falls, Virginia Ronald Michael Dolan Stamford, Connecticut Terrell Glenn Dorn Portsmouth, Virginia Stephen Rowlette Downey Richmond, Virginia James Valentine Doyle, III Cocoa Beach, Florida Mark Anthony Dunford Grundy, Virginia 1 Robert Stuart Eagle, III Richmond, Virginia Alexander Miller Earle, Jr. Middlefown, Virginia Charles Edward Early, III Sarasota, Florida Beverly Michael Eaton Ormond Beach, Florida Mark Allen Engle Alexandria, Virginia Thomas Henry English Dorado, Puerto Rico Carl Kurt Esche, Jr. Luthervllle, Maryland Paul Andrew Faulconer Madison Heights, Virginia Thomas Ray Ferguson Harrisonburg, Virginia Thomas Vincent Fields, IV Roanoke, Virginia Larry Lee Fluty Fort Gay, West Virginia Robert Phillip Fore Chester, Virginia Frank Walter Fountain Charlotte, North Carolina Nicholas James Francis McLean, Virginia Henry Clinton Franklin, I Monroe, Virginia Timothy Graydon Fredrikson Earlysville, Virginia Paul Thomas Freeland Morton, Illinois fe:i« fc.iv45«! :31lpr. fc;; t i ' ' t. " f- Michael Joseph Freeman Ellicott City, Maryland Michael Freitas Yerington, Nevada Robert John Fretz, Jr. Snyder, New York Robert Lee Fricke Westlake, Ohio Harold Graves Furlow Arlington, Virginia Robert Henry Gansauer Roanoke, Virginia Johnny Curtis Garnett Hampton, Virginia John Anthony Garret Richmond, Virginia Gregory Allen Gearhart Roanoke, Virginia Mark Anthony Gentile Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania Marion Keith Giddens Kennesaw, Georgia William Stuart Gitchell Charlottesville, Virginia Warren Maynard Goddard, III Richmond, Virginia Timothy Andrew Gompers Wheeling, West Virginia David Emil Gordon Flushing, New York Michael Spencer Gotham Abingdon, Virginia David Reynard Gray Hampton, Virginia Gary Salvatore Greco Glen Burnle, Maryland Bil I. Greg San Clemente, California John Holman Gregg Charlottesville, Virginia William Weeks Grove, Jr. Stuarts Draft, Virginia Steven Michael Hall Jacksonville, North Carolina Richard Lee Hancock Reno, Nevada Claude Allen Hardison, Jr. Virginia Beach, Virginia William Ellett Hardy Amelia, Virginia Gerald Francis Harris, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Mark Richardson Hellman Chevy Chase, Maryland Robert Revere Henkel Portsmouth, Virginia Geoffrey Lee Henry St. Simons Island, Georgia Jack Donald Hogge Schofield Barracks, Hawaii Leiand Charles Horn Grand Prairie, Texas Mark Tobin Hunter Falls Church, Virginia Joseph Warren Hutt Franklin, Virginia Jack Robinson Huyett, Jr. Charles Town, West Virginia Steven Dean Jackson Chesapeake, Virginia Kenneth Warren Jamerson, Jr. Spout Spring, Virginia Spruel Pendleton James, III Richmond, Virginia Robert Merritt Johann Richmond, Virginia Edward Russell Johnson Bristol, Virginia Oben Brown Johnson, Jr. Newport News, Virginia Russell Allen Johnson Enterprise, Alabama Donald Ray Jones, Jr. Midlothian, Virginia Glen Nathan Jones Sharpsburg, Kentucky David Joseph Kahle Jersey City, New Jersey Bruce Groman Kay Chevy Chase, Maryland Vagel Charles Keller, Jr. Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Patrick David Kelley Fort Worth, Texas Paul William Kenny Wilmington, Delaware Stephen Patrick Ketterer Waynesboro, Virginia Robert Merle Kirby Virginia Beach, Virginia Jeffery Brad Kitts Blacksburg, Virginia John Frederick Klag Westlake, Ohio David Leigh Knies Newport News, Virginia Scott James Konkus Raritan, NJ. Scott Edward Lacagnin Fort Lauderdale, Florida John J. Lach Parma, Ohio Kenneth Joseph Lafferty Brooklyn, New York Mark Elliott Lambert Middletown, Ohio Craig Barry Larrimore Sykesville, Maryland Gregory Andrews Larsen Fairfax Station, Virginia William Pierce Leavenworth Saginaw, Michigan John Lawrence Leban, II Hollywood, Florida James Johnston Leech El Paso, Texas John Henry Leresche, III Torrance, California Edwin Franklin Little Hampton, Virginia Robert Manning Loflin, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia Leonard James Logan Hamilton, Virginia Clyde Wilson Long Hampton, Virginia Dennis Wayne Long Hampton, Virginia Robert McHenry Longwell Lancaster, Pennsylvania Mark Pelham Lowe Lynchburg, Virginia William Robert Lowe Remington, Virginia David Earle Lucado Roanoke, Virginia James Edward Mackin Shreveport, Louisiana Robert Joseph Magnan Secaucus, New Jersey Elpidio Manoso, III Fort Story, Virginia Jonathan Allan Manson Florence, Alabama Andrew Campbell Marshall Greencastle, Pennsylvania Bruce Ervin Martin Knoxvllle, Tennessee Wallace Bruce Mason Franklin, Virginia John Benedict Massad Fredericksburg, Virginia William Brandon McCampbell Reston, Virginia Michael Thomas McCarthy Fort Sheridan, Illinois Harry Watson McClellan Fairfax, Virginia Mark James McCombs Lambertville, New Jersey Thaddeus Peter McCount Bronx, New York Richard Alan McDonald Colonial Heights, Virginia David Thoner McEwen Matoaca, Virginia Donald Blair McGinnis West Pittston, Pennsylvania Timothy Arthur McGreer Fairfax, Virginia Stephen Douglas McGuire Hampton, Virginia Mark Clifton McKissick Farmville, Virginia Terrence Edward McKnight Norfolk, Virginia David Adam Mecredy Mequon, Wisconsin Norman Frank Mercky Wenonah, New Jersey Richard Pope Meredith Norfolk, Virginia Mark Frederick Miller Fairfax, Virginia Ronald Kite Milligan Richmond, Virginia Paul Bruce Mitchell Powhatan, Virginia Thomas Earl Mock Newport News, Virginia Dave Lamar Montgomery Baltimore, Maryland Anthony Ulysses Moore Richmond, Virginia Ivan Alan Moore Hopewell, Virginia Michael Alderman Moore New Market, Virginia Joseph Anthony Morelli San Diego, California Timothy James Moriarity New York, New York William Lawrence Morris Weehawken, New Jersey Andrew Hamilton Morrison Saddle Brook, New Jersey Joseph Robert Mounts Washington, Pennsylvania Steven John Murray Painter, Virginia Robert Howington Nelson Fort Bragg, North Carolina John Joseph Nichols Richmond, Virginia Arthur Lynn Noble New Canaan, Connecticut Stephen Michael Oddi Richmond, Virginia Michael Howard Oelrich Manassas, Virginia Michael Nelson Palmer Penhook, Virginia Robert Scott Parker Chester, Virginia William Joseph Reason Portsmouth, Virginia James Randolph Pengson Arlington, Virginia Anthony Pileggi Frederick, Maryland Timothy Darius Pishdad Richmond, Virginia Gerald Sigmund Placzek Maspeth, New York Richard Marvin Powell Troy, Ohio Stephen Michael Powers Lynchburg, Virginia Wainscott Walker Putney Winter Park, Florida Thomas Alan Reader Cincinnati, Ohio Jeffery Paul Revercomb Dayton, Virginia James Martin Reynolds Dayton, Ohio Wade Clark Ridley Tyler, Texas Bernard Hall Riesbeck Newport News, Virginia John Edward Reister Rochester, New York David Francis Rinc Leavenworth, Kansas William Sage Robertson Richmond, Virginia Donald Lee Robey Louisa, Virginia Gerald Edward Robinson Greenbrea, California Robert James Rockefeller Virginia Beach, Virginia John Frederick Roser South Plainfleld, New Jersey Samuel Edwin Saunders III Fredericksburg, Kentucky Louis Raymond Schaper Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Carlton Lee ScheJhorn Jr. Alexandria, Virginia Matthew Anthony Shell Norwich, Vermont Joseph Alexander Scioscia Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Mark Houston Seely Hixson, Tennessee Clifford Albert Seibel Bethel Park, Pennsylvania Harry August Seipp Seaford, Delaware Charles John Shank Virginia Beach, Virginia Thomas Ruggles Shaw Faixfax, Virginia Frederick Wise Sherwin Jr. Orange, Virginia Lesley Vernon Shimanek North Fort Meyers, Florida Wesley Barrett Shull Jr. Annandale, Virginia Harry David Siegfried Norwood, Pennsylvania James Scott Simons Cinnaminson, New Jersey Robert Higgins Simpson Falls Church, Virginia Robert Scott Singletary Lexington, Kentucky Kenneth Richard Singleton Chattanooga, Tennessee Thomas Charles Sliwoski Garden City, New York Basil Eugene Smith Martinsville, Virginia Brion Carleton Smith Manassas, Virginia Paul Glenn Smith Portsmouth, Virginia Richard Dwight Smith South Boston, Virginia Gary Wayne Snyder Falls Church, Virginia Gary Neale Spencer Arrington, Virginia Nenad Stepanovich North Royalton, Ohio Thomas Jefferson Stevens Nokesville, Virginia Christopher Michael Stone Waynesboro, Virginia James Andrew Stone Holly Hill, Florida Joseph Charles Stranger Woodstock, Virginia Bryant Boatner Streett Springfield, Virginia i Eugene Loyobe Sveum Falls Church, Virginia Thomas Vaughan Tanner Roanoke, Virginia David Ray Thacker Charlottesville, Virginia John Douglas Thomasson Bassett, Virginia Stephen Wayne Thompson Lum, Michigan Daniel Presley Thornton Monroe, Virginia William Ellis Tilley Luray, Virginia Ronald Allen Topp Chesapeake, Virginia Robert Guy Traver Haddon Field, New Jersey Harold Daniel Tuck Huntsvllle, Alabama John Hackworth Tucker Lovingstone, Virginia Bont Franklin Tulbert Richmond, Virginia Joseph John Tulskie Jr. Springfield, Pennsylvania Hans Steven Van Hooser McLean, Virginia Robert Louis Vidrick Alexandria, Virginia Blaine David Vorgang Quantico, Virginia Stanley John Walchock Norfolk, Virginia Craig Leonard Wallen Wilmington, Delaware Bruce Allan Walls Springfield, Virginia Mark Anthony Walrod Betfiel Park, Pennsylvania William Welch Way Ricfimond, Virginia John Donald Webber WIncfiester, Virginia Dwight Samuel Weirich Virginia Beacfi, Virginia Bruce Calvin Wells Richmond, Virginia Martin Stanley Welsh Virginia Beach, Virginia Richard Roland Wetherill APO New York, New York David Allan West Alta Vista, Virginia Zachary Stewart Whitlow Vinton, Virginia John Kent Whitmer North Wales, Pennsylvania Rex Allen Wiggins Newport News, Virginia Marlin Gregory Will Madison Heights, Virginia Ralph Watson, Williams Atlanta, Georgia Patrick Michael Wilson Springfield, Virginia Stewart Ross Wolf Sykesville, Maryland Richard Colwell Wolffe, Jr. Short Hills. New Jersey John Edwin Woodward, III Richmond, Virginia David Gerard Wrenn Jack Leslie Wright Virginia Beach, Virginia Michael Clifton Wright Elkhorn City, Kentucky Robert Earl Wright Dallas, Texas Jeffrey Gilmer Yates Danville, Virginia Edwin Barton Yost Winchester, Virginia William Ora Young Norfolk, Virginia The Class Of 1979. It has been said that the distinctive quality present 1 VMI men is the Brother Rat spirit. The spirit is intan- ible and enigmatic; it is the force which takes men om a myriad of times and places and makes them rothers. The ratline is only the beginning of the pro- ess which transforms total strangers into Brother ats and, eventually, VMI men. Because of its interna- onal character, the Class of 1979 faced tremendous bstacles in its quest to become a true brotherhood in ie VMI tradition, obstacles which would have proven isurmountable anywhere else. Their ratline was tradi- onal, vigorously inculcating them with the spirit. In lis strenuous environment the individual was forced ) look in and through himself to see the greater mean- ig of his circumstance. After much labor and much acrifice the Class formed; the brotherhood of like- linded men was established. The first step has been aken in the arduous pilgrimage to manhood, whose nd is the incomparable fraternity of VMI men. WHM DLS M. Abhari H.I. Adams L.D. Adams M. AghilJnasab S. Ahamad Pour D. Akhavan W.P. Albro G.D. Aljpanah J.L. Allen P. Alvarez MA. Anderson G.P. Andrews P.G. Andrews R.E. Arnold J.E. Arthur J. R. Atkins D.U. Austin W.S. Bailey R. Barzegarian J.E. Barger C.S. Ballard M. Bajestani-Moghadda R.W. Bates B.M. Bauman 1 1 ZL Tf t. : . R.S. Beale J.S. Beeby M.R. Belanger J. Benda W.T. Bersson L.W. Betz K.R. Biegel C.F. Billingsley J.C. Blake J.E. Blank E.F. Bodling J. Bonsignire R.N Bookmiller M.L Bottoms R.A. Bowling M.S Brantley R.W Briggs R.J. Bright J.A. Brown K.D. Brown S.L. Brown M.J. Buddler E.L. Buck T.G. Burch R.K. Burner B.D. Burns J.E. Burton W.M. Burton B. Byrd M.E. Byrd R.S. Cadugan P.T. Cafarella J.J. Carty W.D. Cavin H.G. Chase M.F. Cheek D.J. Chopliski W.S. dinger N.T. Collins C.T. Colloway J.J. Colonna G.P. Cook M.L Cooper T.A. Cordle J.G. Corsaro D.A. Cox A.B. Cramer D.J. Crawford D.C. Crim S.W. Dailey D.E. Davis M.S. Day R.A. Decorte A. Delkash J.J. Delucca R.A. Denk J.L. Dewell L.W. Dickerson F.C. Dishmore D.R. Doerr M.J. Dougherty W.E. Drewery D.J. Drury R.S. Duffeh LH. Eliades J.O. Elliot F. Eslami J.A. Faist B.C. Fenzel E.L. Flora C.T. Fitch 163 C.H. Fore J.D. Foster T.E. Fox P.H. Gallahan J. A. Cede J.W. George J.E. Goldhardt J.T. Golding P.A. Goldman J. P. Gomez G.C. Graham C.A. Green M.D. Grimes S.C. Gulley C. Hall R.F. Hall F. Hamidi S.E. Heatwole R.D. Hendrickson A.B. Higginbotham J.H. Higginbotham G.E. Higgins R.F. Higgins G.W. Hill S.M. Hodges W.W. Holmes D.E. Houser J.K. Hudgins R.I. Hudson H.H. Humphrey J.A. Hyde R.L Insley M. Jabery C.W. Jackson E.A. Jacobsen J.E. Jenkins F.L. Jester D.W. Jeter E.A. Johnson W.B. Jones J.R. Joyce P.C. Jussel J.A. Kailey M.K. Kash-Mansouri N.C. Kept T.C. Kientz ml_. . m .u A. Keshavarz LD. King D.H Kopelman D. Kornacki T.R. Kovach P.G Lachmanek W.B . Lamb J.J. Larose K.L. Latsha F.S. Lawrence J.L. Leadbetter J.E. Leavitt S.E. Leek B.A Lettieri K.A. Lombard H.C. Lucas F.F. Lumpkin S.C. Lyon J.F. Manley W.W. Manning G.A. Marentic G.R. Marohn D.K. Marshall T.G. Martin R.H. Maslln D.A. Mauck C.R. Maxson C.L McCabe M.R. McCarthy T.R. McCarthy W.E. McCarthy C.C. McCrowell R.A. McDonough R.K. McGruder S. McKenna J.C. McLean G.T. McNeal G.L McNelly M. Mendez W.M. Meredith W.L. Middleton S.N. Miller J.B. Minnix C.K. Mitchell T.K. Mitchell L.L. Moise M.T. Monaghan R.C. Morris C.T. Moses A. Moradi M.G. Mullins R.W. Muncy S.G. Murphy M.F. Murray S.J. Murray C.A. Myler A. Nassiri A.M. Neff E.M. Negro R.L Norris T.L. Northam E.F. Nost M.D. Oden M.S. Ogden D.H. Overton J.D. Owens J.G. Ozolins A.H. Page A.B. Pais Panopoulus A. Pariroo R.M. Park G.D. Parker R.S. Parkinson R.L. Parodi D.G. Parry W.H. Peacock B.E. Pearson R.J. Pekarik M.W. Perrin K.S. Petit E.W. Patterson J.R. Pigg E.G. Piiker B.F. Pirn J.B. Pleasants J.C. Poffenbarger R.G. Pollard J.G. Pouzar J.M. Powell I ESSWiS I HI ' • r f n n H.S. Powers S.R. Pugh D.M. Pyle J.A. Quattrini G.C. Quinn R.B. Raines A. Ramezani-Golafzani K.A. Ranker M. Razipour D.J. Riedel B.E. Reinard C.P. Reisch R.J. Rendon R.C. Rice D.L. Richardson P.B. Robb H.J. Rogers S.A. Rogers C.C. Rudolph R.M Russell C.W Sachs Sadeghzadeh J.M. Sadler W.R Sarvay I g J. Sasani S. Scaglione D.W. Schlickenmeyer E.M. Schwarz J.D. Schiff H.E. Semler J. P. Sensabaugh M. Shahtaji K.P. Shelton K.Y. Shin D.W. Sholler S.R. Shuman R.L. Sievert J.D. Simas W.A. Skinner C.E. Smith D.E. Smith D.R. Smith J.G. Smith J.L. Smith J.P. Smith S.A. Smith W.H. Smithson R.L. Irby L.F. Snead AG. Soltio T.J. Sotos P.C. Southers M.A. Spotts P.T. Stack F.M. Stamey D.W. Staples D. W. Starbuck M.C. Staso D.J. Stephans J.R. Stevenson J.D. Stocker E.T. Stokes H.M. St. Pierre K.R. Swartz P.F. Szabo G.O. Taran D.L. Taylor F.L. Taylor J.S. Taylor J.C. Terry T. Thanyasire M.D. Thomas J.C. Thompson VJ. Thompson M.C. Timberlake R.F. Titus R.M. Toft B.S. Tollie I.F. Truitt T.H. Trumps J.H. Tudor W.R. Tulloh J.W. Turbiville K.W. Undercoffer P.T. Underwood J.A. Vaughan R. Vazquez D.D. Van Wagoner M.R. Vela J.G. Virtue S.D. Vitiello K.R. Vitrano J.D. Vordermark R.P. Vomer J.A. Walbert D.W. Weber lOgJ M.G. Weatherholtz G.M. Weaver D.V. Wells J.O. Wenning CM. West T.E. White T.H. White T.W. Whitlow R.A. Whitner T.J. Willard L.W. Williams T.A. Wilson R.L. Wingfield K .L Winter R.E. Witherow J.M. Withers W.M. Wood D.F. Woolwine T.M. Yeh R.K. Young N. Zahir R.A. Zech M.R. Zeinali Fasaghandi D.A. Zimmer i % 4f THE OLD CORPS h iki iai ii I i •r " . , ■ •s ■ 7 %■ i i i LdlW ShW mm ' • ' •■ ! UtagW KJi;] , -■■ ii (• . ■ - 1 ' ■ ' - ' m " ' ■ " SL ,,- •j " ' » ' ;• ' - ' ' ; " . 4 - - ,■ • ■- Dear Mother: I am once again a prisoner within the walls of VMI. I arrived here safely yesterday and if has been a constant source of regret to me ever since. Beverly Stannard New Market Cadet 1864 - •i . 4 - f 5; m J « ■ " TT ' jf: ■ ■9: ri: - Jm li li I .. ra i l-fcM! Sk g;; in IC-i Sk |f»- is?5F. t 55r ' ' -- . M . , - ' ' xe r-;;- .. [M :. nil ft «f! j . _ - ' . n ' ;., j.« - j-v , . » »4C ' ' ■« J :jm : m m i% ii. the past, the Corps section has been noth- ig more than a simple representation of the adet rank structure. No attempt was made to onvey what the Corps and its functions mean the cadets involved. Men must live within a lilitary system, and so, this year we have ' ied to show both the highly ceremonial and ie grossly mundane aspects of life within the orps. ivm -3 M m ig..i - y ' msmm -s ssi 5 i I 1lk-i lii ._ mmmmmmm 0: : ii.; %■, H K $ REGIMENTAL STAFF Regimental Commander - John C. Coleman Regimental XO -Michael C.Tate Regimental SI - Mark G. Swank Regimental S-3 - John J. McAteer III Regimental S -Jeffrey A. Totaro Regimental S-5-Richard A.Williams FIRST BATTALION STAFF Battalion Commander - John P. Johnson Battalion SI - Carlton C. Opel Battalion 53 - Kenneth D.Williams Battalion S - Carry C. Varney Battalion 55 - Robert E. Cox SECOND BATTALION STAFF Battalion Commander - Douglas F. Ashton Battalion SI - Peter H. Gabriel Battalion 53 - John L. Dorsey Battalion SH - F. Gregg Lucado Jr. Battalion 85 - David F. West REGIMENTAL SERGEANTS Stephen L. NcasII Frederick H. Hagrccn CharkTingsabhat John C.Coe REGIMENTAL COLOR SERGEANTS William H.Martin Robert M. Devens Mark O.Hunt ALFA COMPANY sssism i Baassm Mfl ! SK Compioy Commindcr H. Thiddcu s Do Executive Officii - Edwjid R. Crc ws Sccoi d Licutcmnt - Chirlcs M. Keen. Ill SCCO d Liculco. nd Lieulem.t - lames A. Lodon A t - Melvin L. Williams. Jr. k i cond Licul cniot - W. Crigg Mullin k ■ Firs, S=, Alvis k ■ c, S.,g.,.. - Rodney Lynn , H ■ BRAVO COMPANY t ■i,-MilSmiimiirr- ' " ' fmm mfrwMM Xif ' Y lH 2Bf K 9 P d " K m m. fl HVSor kX ' f ' « ' V W H - : -4, ' 5I ' U yraw j H ta m g m mm jmv a jut . y , S MB r • H l MU KMIJaX mJN , 7 llf rV r Hl IlE ' AI a- Compiny Commicdcr - Robert ). Ktncilly Executive Officer -William H. Touty. ] Second Liculemnt - Riymond R, Second Lieuleoiol - Oscar L. C Second Lreutenml - Greg D. Second Licnleninl - Djvid K. Copp. MI First Sergei nt - Michiel J. Freemin Master Sergeanl - Shellon P. Rhod, Bruce Undcrcoffei M -gfe :ggg? m ' l CHARLIE COMPANY DELTA COMPANY B Compjny Commindtr - L. Divid FiMi Executive Officer - M.chid L. Cimdcn Second LieufeniOl - H. A. Curie ] Second Lieultnanl - Thomjs C. Moody. Jr. Second Liculcnint - J. Allen McCiMhy. ): Second Lieutenint - Michicl I- Gross First Sergeant - Stephen E. Fontaine laster Setgeant - Michael R. Me ECHO COMPANY " ' 1 " I Compiay Com: FOXTROT COMPANY h- iDdct - L. Richird Wi Executive Ofticct - IvaD N. M. Aid.n Second L.ciilciol - Ftink L. Eslis Second L.eulcniol - limes K. M. Second Lieuleninl - Michjel G. Conley Second Lieutenint - H. Lee Bndsh; F„sl Sergein. - |,mes T. Johnson Mister Sergcinl WiMiim A. Sllol Cuidon Beiter - Michiel E. Lln Rod Hotil Ken R.y ]o n Hirin.n Mirk Hiv lin jf ' Mike L.niberry ■ ). B. Kirk r Kun Luckenbill . Mike Himlett r Scott Kisler J Will Adims Tj Patrick BaTDUm ft T. K. D.niel X " tSi - Goose Codscy M 9 Jim Bowers SjKvjp3|j ike Hincock f 1 i Cess Ferre, f ; j B BAND COMPANY THE HONOR COUR The Honor Code is one of the facets of VMI life that scperates the Institute from all other colleges. No other student body places itself under the same strict and unyielding concept of honor as does the Corps. The code is but a concept on paper and in the minds of the cadets of VMI. The HonorCourt is the physical manifestation of that concept. The Honor Court is chosen by the Corps. The task of enforcing the code falls upon them, just as the task of upholding the code falls on the Corps. FHE GENERAL AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES he Institute sets stringent rules to govern the conduct of the Corps, but the vorps also polices itself with the General Committee and the Executive Committee. The CC enforces class privileges, while the EC governs cadet londuct. I ws?mm w; m :ss! ! T UfSl THE RAT DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEI N The Ratline is an integral part of VMI. A cadet is molded by his ratline experiences. The Rat Disciplinary Committee is the arm of the First Clasi that enforces the Ratline and creates a set of lasting memories for the Rat. I p -dB M B ' 211 ■ B I? t SOCIAL 1 . S5«», !5K - t ' ' . „■- Homecoming Court upper right: Miss Lisa Kavanaugh FOXTROT lower right: MIss Candc CHtchlaw ECHO lower left: Mjss Bobbic Tumer CHARLIE The Homecoming Queen Miss Catherine Maddox — BRAVO ■■■ ■■■ III III iPi m ■! ill II! P K ■■■ HP V 11 III I An invitation to the obscure, Accepted by the Individual, Accomplished by the class More than this, a commemoration of the bond between us i ' ■ B m:- ' M: 5mi ' SPORTS FALL SPORTS RUGBY RUGBY TEAM Lawrence Tayon — President Tom Moody — Treasurer Names like Van Hooser, Moody, Matthews, Meier, and Tayon were prominent in the two season a year, 1975-76 edition of the VMI Rugby Football club. It was a year of great changes in the style and attitude of VMI ' s senior sport. The fall season was highlighted by the near miss in miserable conditions at Wake Forest, and competition for the Ed Lee Cup; symbol of the Virginia State Championship. Low points found player coach Pete Van Hooser trying to lead an ineffective squad in the 48-0 blasting by James River, the most points ever given up by a Keydet Rugby team. The fall season ended 4-6 with a 10-6 loss to Virginia Tech, but it made the Rugby Club a team. The spring season found the Keydets on the road against the Citadel, Army, Norfolk Rugby Club, ODD, Lynchburg, Davidson, and Tidewater. In the Azelea Festival ' s MacArthur Bowl, the Keydets met their toughest competition of the year, and seemed well on the way to restoring the winning edge to one of the winningest sports at VMI. 243 SOCCER It is said that soccer is the most popular sport in the world. VMI has fielded a soccer team for five seasons as a varsity sport. Under the very capable leadership of a great coach and friend, Captain Jim Clark, an All Ameri- can soccer player from Marquette, this year ' s season was most encouraging. Although a record of 3-7-1 doesn ' t sound impressive, it doesn ' t reflect the enthusiastic spirit of a team of dedicated cadets. This year the team was plagued with many injuries which forced Coach Clark, at one point, to use a freshman fullback line. It has taken many hours and many good people to develop a team which beat nationally ranked Lynchburg College, when only one year before they had lost to the same team by a gruesome six points. The friendship and leadership of our graduating seniors Paul Carine, Doug Ashton, Jeff Wall, and Bill Toney will always be remembered; but with each new year a new team arises to meet the challenge. With next year ' s sen- iors Fred Allner, Rick Hagreen, Goose Robbins, Robby Robertson, Chark Tingsabhat, and Ponsak Pullsuk, the soccer team is expecting to have an even better season in ' 77. Jeff Wall, Mansour Shahtaji, Coach Clark, Freddie Allner, Doug Ashton, Paul Carine, Goose Robbins, Keith Biegel, Jack Dewell, Francis Phillips, John Woodward, John Bowman, Bobby • Johann, All Nassiri, Robby Robertson, Alireza Ramezani, Bill Toney, Rick Hagreen, Robbie Patterson, Kip Hamilton, Butch Brown, Mo Belanger, Chark Tingsabhat, Mile Ogden, Joe Santelli, Paps Pullsuk, Rick Weatherall, Massad Jabery, Mark Powell. CROSS COUNTRY The VMI Cross Country team posted its best dual meet season in years ending with a 8-3 record and 5th place finishes in the state and conference. Led by senior captain Jim Martin, the VMI harriers posted wins over ECU, Madison, Wake Forest, Norfolk State, W L, Roanoke, and Bridgewater. Phil Andrews, a rat, was named most outstanding performer with 2nd classman Al Robinson being voted most improved. The future is bright for the young harriers with the top 8 performers returning for the 1976 season. Mike Monahan, Phil Andrews, Rex Wiggins, Anthony Moore, Bill Martin, Marvin Miller, Larry King, R.J. Bartol, Joe Jenkins, Al Robinson. VMI FENCING TEAM m The Fencing Team began this season with an increased number of veterans, as a result of Coach Tad Humphries ' excellent building program of last year. Team captain Bill Short was sided by Doug Simms, Ted Mouras, and Ken Ray — mainstays of the foil, e ' pee, and sabre squads. Although the season opened with a disheartening 15-12 loss to the University of Virginia, we have beaten George Mason University, and look forward to wins over Navy, and Virginia Tech. 1st Row — Ted Mouras, Bill Short, Ken Ray, Coach Tad Humphries 2nd Row — Steve Craig, Mark Bryant, Bob Mawteuffel, Bill Harlowe, Bill Lavenworth, Andy Morrison, Bob Reibach 3rd Row — Jack Wright, Karl Swartz, Herb Fluhler, David Smith, Ivan Coleman, Russell Zech, Bill Fisher, Steve Ketterer, Ray Hendrickson, Charles Biviano, Jim Leadbetter :J r VMI RIFLE TEAM With only four returning old shooters, two of them lettermen, and eight new rats, this year has been a " building " year for the VMI Rifle Team. Hard work has brought out the shooting talents of the young team to an amazing degree, as indicated by fine performances of rat riflemen firing scores much higher than their limited experience should permit, against such opponents as UVa., William and Mary, and the Service Academies. Leadership this year passes from present captain Ares Koumis to upcoming 3rd classman John Klag, who undoubtedly will guide the team to the championship of the Southern Conference in the upcoming year. % ' - St row: Andy Marshall, Staso, Ares Koumis, John Klag, Russel Johnson. 2nd row: Captain Joyner, Mark Hunter, Craig Myler, om Northam, Robert Sievert, William Middleton, Jamshid Sasani, Dariush Akhavan, Gene Lauffer. • ' ! E iA. •, f Jim Wenning, Lee Bradshaw, Ray Ramos, Dave Lowe, Tom Zeugner, Tom Brown, Maury Wood, Bobby Parker, Rick Wren, Pete Gabrie INTRAMURALS For those who don ' t participate in varsity sports, there is a variety of intramurals in which one may become involved. Generally, there is some type of activity that every cadet can enjoy. From run for your life, to flag football to boxing, cadets can be seen on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the midst of fierce competition, staying in shape or improving recreational skills. i-f- 1975 J. » i m R! Hill " - ' IMfW r-- Tu- ' . mfxi ' mmmis,. . 3 SEATS ■15 16-30 First Row — Allan Pyke, Phil Upton, Rick Tufaro, Doug Mines, Ray Brooks, Jim Brown, Dave Miles, Hunt Ozmer, Terry White, Ronnie Moore, Jimmy Lofton, Jerry Codutti, Frank Delaine. Second Row — John Cutright, Johnny Garnett, Andre Gibson, Larry Heim, Joe Arnold, Eric Radford, Jeff Reynolds, Bobby McQueen, Johnny Hobbs, Lee Foresman, Russell Puckett, Mike Conaway, Steve Werner, Tommy Cole, Ned Stepanovich. Third Row — Rich Toole, Greg Beck, Harry Sigfried, Greg Arnett, Mike Freeman, Tim Gompers, Mark McCombs, Scott Brewster, Chip DeCarIi, Ray Schaper, Tom Replogle, Danny Bradach, Ron Wilcokz, Dutch Goddard. Fourth Row — Ralph George, Steve Oddi, Chip mm VARSITY FOOTBALL Schelhorn, Jim Reynolds, Keith Barber, Tom Mihalik, Mark McKissick, Kim Glidewell, Kerry Mullin, Glenn Jones, Bruce Martin, Andy Boardman. Fifth Row — Chip Davis, Newby Mauck, Jeff Yates, Tom Ferguson, Mark Lambert, Bo Grant, Keith Giddens, Robert Sanford, Ed Glackin, John Willison, Eric Mulchings. Sixth Row — Mike Gross, Harry McKnight, Coach Cavanaugh, Coach Harminson, Coach Bush, Coach Thalman, Coach Morrison, Coach White, Coach Shaw. P m ma ms si ssBi p M The defending Southern Conference Champions began the ' 75 season with high hopes. The Keydets looked forward to a tough defense which had lost only one starter to graduation and an offense which was sure to be exciting with the return of a powerful running attack and the record-setting abilities of Ronnie Moore. However, the first two games were to be indicative of almost an entire season of bad bounces. Both games ended in frustrating one point defeats that could have just as easily been Keydet victories. Keydet spirits brightened the next two weeks, however, when a weak Davidson team was completely devastated 55-0, and the Keydets pulled out a thriller in Greenville against Furman, 13-10. From there the team traveled a rough road. Six games were lost by a total of ten points and it seemed as though where the breaks had gone for us the year before they went against us this season. The team suffered many setbacks, but never allowed the team unity to weaken. The seniors had been through some trying years but had not lost the last game in any of their four seasons. ir L ' - - " Itl I This year the Keydets had to travel to the University of Connecticut over Thanksgiving for their finale. From the start the defense dominated the UConn offense and allowed them but a single field goal. The offense got cranked up as Rat QB Robbie Clark came on to guide the offense to two touchdowns and to put a gleam in the coaches ' eyes for next year. The final win didn ' t ease the many frustrations and painful memories, but it did show that the ' 75 Keydets were a team that deserved to be respected and one that the Corps could be proud of. Even though the 3-8 record was a disappointing one, the season did produce some standouts. Ronnie Moore was named to the All-Southern Conference team; and Phil Upton, Doug Mines, Rick Tufaro, Johnny Garnett, and Bobby McQueen were named Honorable Mention. The Keydet defensive secondary also finished with an impressive statistic. The secondary was ranked number one in the nation against the pass, averaging just over 50 yards allowed per game. I WINTER SPORTS BASKETBALL Coach O ' Conner, Coach Blair, Coach Schmaus, John Krovic, Saul Smith, Curt Reppart, Kelly Lombard, Marvin Miller, Tom Watjen, Will Bynun, Pat Kelley, Ron Carter, Dave Slomski, DrevK Stone, George Borojevich, Harlan Niehaus, Dave Montgomery, Dan Stephans. 1 . iB H H EH K 1 nN iH m l BSS ' B H 1 ' fll » S?]ls. iBEti l H M V BC KL J m U ' f M For the first time VMI floored one of the most experienced teams in recent history. The 1974-76 team closed out their season with a record setting 13-13 record, but this year ' s " Blaire Bunch " went all out to better that mark by establishing the first winning season since 1928 with a powerful 17-9 record and the first regular season Southern Conference Championship ever won by a VMI basketball team. With Curt Reppart providing leadership, John Krovic and Ron Carter providing firepower, and board control by Dave Montgomery and Will Bynum, the Keydets played a brand of basketball that made oppo- nents wonder about the preseason 6 prediction assigned to the Keydets. For once, Coach Blair did not have to start a freshman, but the play of Kelley Lombard, Zack Smith, Harlan Niehaus, and Dan Stephans was important - because the starters could not play the whole game. However, the freshmen were not the only reserves used. VMI had a strong bench this year, and the performances of George Borjevich, Pat Kelly, and Dave Slomski contributed to the excellent season enjoyed by the team. VMI confirmed its first regular season Southern Conference Championship by winning the Southern Conference Tournament and ending that phase of the season with a 20-9 record. Playing the first round of the tournament at VMI, a Keydet team beset by injuries and the flu downed Davidson 71-69 in a game that set the winning mood for the next two games. The semi-finals and the finals of the tournament were played at Furman University. VMI faced and defeated Appalachian 71-64, while Richmond beat William and Mary — setting the stage for the finale between VMI and Richmond. Richmond opened the Championship game with stall on its mind, and a halftime score of 9-8 in their favor indicates the slow tempo of the first half. In the second half, however, it was a different story. VMI crammed Richmond ' s stall down the Spider ' s throats and forced the pace of the game to increase. Key free throws by Kelley Lombard, clutch shots by John Krovic, and an all round great per- formance by Ron Carter won the game for VMI 41-33 as the Key- dets blew Richmond and their stall off court. Only Carter made the AII-SC Team; but Krovic, Carter, and Will Bynum were named to the All-Tourney Team; and Carter was named MVP for the Tournament. VMI was not given a ghost of a chance to defeat 9 ranked Tennessee, but the fired up Keydets shot 66% from the floor and won the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Five Keydets scored in double figures with Bynum sinking 20, Carter 19, Krovic 17, Curt Reppart 11, and Dave Montgomery 10. VMI was ranked 31st out of the 32 teams in the first round of the tournament, but the Keydets won where UVa. and Tech fell by the wayside. Lexington and the Corps welcomed the team back with a victory parade down Main Street. The team rode in convertibles, and followed the Regimental Band down Main Street as the people of Lexington and the Corps paid homage to the winners. For the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the Keydets journeyed to Greensboro to meet DePaul — the 17th ranked team in the nation. The Corps was allowed to attend the game where their noisemaking ability awed the DePaul fans, encouraged the team to victory, and caused the Greensboro police to shake their heads in wonder- ment. Although the score was knotted at 62-62 at the end of regulation play, the Keydets prevailed during over- time to defeat the heavily favored Blue Demons 71-66. Despite the presence of DePaul ' s 6 ' 11 " Don Corzine; Ron Ca rter, Dave Montgomery, and Will Bynum carried the ball inside to score consistently. The game was won during overtime with a driving layup and two foul shots by Curt Reppart. Both the team and the Corps appeared in the NCAA Eastern Finals against Rutgers. Nobody gave VMI a chance to win the Southern Conference Championship. We were underdogs against 9 Tennessee and 17 DePaul. And now we were in the championship game for the Eastern Region of the NCAA. The Corps was its usual rowdy self and out cheered the Rutgers mob by a wide margin. The team played their hearts out, but the combi- nation of 3 Rutgers and a certain bald and biased Big Ten referee put the Keydets down 91-75 in a game that was close in everything but the score and the number of fouls called on the two teams. Bynum and Carter made the All-Tourney team. The news media summed up the 1975-76 season with the tribute they paid the Keydets: " They never gave up " . The news media also gave VMI the recognition they deserved for beating two nationally ranked teams and finally being defeated by a referee and the 3 ranked team in the nation. The Keydets finished 22-10 for the season. The Keydets forced the powerhouses of the basketball world to sit up and take notice. They stopped asking " who is VMI? " and started asking " how can we stop VMI? " WRESTLING Everything that can be said about Coach Gupton and the VMI wrestling team has been said many times before. Long hours, starvation diets, gruelling workouts, and a great coach have provided VMI with a winning team year after year. With no scholarships in an age of scholarship athletes, " Gup ' s Grapplers " wrestk because they enjoy the sport, the competition, and the comraderle of the team. This year, led by Andy Stewart, John Vizzi, Bob Sherrard, Kimber Latsha, and Ned Stepanovich, the grapplers from VMI amassed a strong 10-4 season. Ned Stepanovich and John Vizzi were both Virginia State Cham pions, and both are strong contenders for conference and national honors.! The team should be strong for next year, for only five seniors will be lost to graduation and there is ampid leadership and talent for the future. Also, there is Coach Gupton. Row 1 Ned Stepanovich, John Vizzi, Bill Pearson, Bob Sherrard, John Mott, Steve Aksomitas, Andy Stevnart, Kirk Latsha. Moe Belanger Row 2 Jay Cede. Bob Longwell, Tom Willard, Ken Harbin, Jay Virtue, Glenn Smith, Mark Seely, Rick Rios, Tom White, Dak Golden Row 3: Ed Johnson. Rocky Titus, Roy Siegel, Steve Heatwole, Joe Simas, Steve Brown, Mack Gurle, Bob Arnold, Rick Cadugan, Phil Truitt, Don Starbuck, Goach Gupton Not pictured; Grigg Mullen VARSITY SWIMMING The varsity swim team has had another successful season this year under the leadership of co-captains Lang Meem and Tom Zeugner, and the coaching of Arnie Joyce. The team has performed admirably against competition which has been heavily composed of scholarship swimmers. Seniors on the team which have consistently performed well in meets are Lee Bradshaw in middle distance; Rich Wrenn and Ray Ramos in backstroke; and Pete Gabriel in the breaststroke. Underclassmen who have greatly contributed are Hobie Andrews and Buzzy Northen in diving; Joe Cafarella, Jim Cure, Bart Pasco, Tom Underbill, and Randy Pekarik in freestyle; Nelson Curtis and Bob Raines in butterfly; and Jim Wenning in the backstroke. Other members of the team also added greatly to the team ' s strength and helped make the season a success. ai f ( ft -iV; »,. i ' -r J. root row: Ricky Wrenn, Ray Ramos, Lang Meem (co-captain), Tom Zeugner (co-capfain), Pete Gabriel, Lee Bradshaw, Pete Friesen, ?ex Kern (manager), iVliddlg row: Rod DeCorte, Randy Pekarik, Chuck Billingsly, Bill Albro, Brian Fenzl, Tom UnderhJII, Hobie Andrews, kelson Curtis, Back row: T. Whitlow (manager), Dan Sheean, Jim Cure, Bart Pasco, Bob Raines, Jim Hanrahan, Maury Wood, Hank Chase, Jill Bailey, Jim Wenning, Joe Caffarrella, Tom Brown, Tom White, Burt Lassiter. ' liSSisiataiS s SPRING SPORTS ¥s TRACK VMI ' s indoor track team ended its indoor track season with a 10-5 record. The season was highlighted with several record setting performances. Andre Gibson ' s 23 9 " long jump and 6.2 60 yard dash, Jerry Codutti ' s 49 ' 6 " shot put, John Willison ' s 4611 " 35 pound weight throw, Rex Wiggins 4:13.1 mile and 9:08 2 mile, Malcolm Grimes 4811 " triple jump were all new records. Despite numerous injuries to key personnel the VMI thinclads still managed a 4th place finish in the State indoor meet in a surprisingly strong showing, picking up six 3rd places three 4th places and two 5th places. Prospects for the outdoor season are good and the VMI tracksters look for another winning season and stronger finishes in the state and conference. 1st Row — Coach Williams, Eric Radford, Mike Olerich, Tom Ferguson, Barney Adams, Malcolm Grimes, Anthony Moore, Bill Martin, Mike Monahan, Andre Gibson 2nd Row — Steve Billingsly, Rick Hall, Greg Beck, Robie Clark, Tom Bright, Mike Burton, Jetf McLean, Johnny Garnett. 3rd Row — Al Robinson, Joe Jenkins, Glenn Cox, Rex Wiggins, David Woolwme, Tony Hamilton, R. J. Bartol, Miller. 4th Row — Phil Andrws, Danny Schlikenmyer, Larry King, Tim Bridges, Bernie Riesbeck, Greg Arnett, Tony Green, Carl Jackson 5th Row — Mark Perrin, Ed Bodling, Glenn Jones, Jerry Codotti, Jose Gomez, John Willison, Larry Williams, Greg Weaver. -r f 13s [I P VARSITY BASEBALL Baseball is an outdoor sport. It depends on the weather. The 1974- 75 VMI baseball team was frustrated throughout the entire season because the rain drove them inside and the facilities available for inside practice were nil. A 2-18 record was the result. In all fairness to the team, they competed against teams loaded with scholarship athletes who did nothing but practice year-round in their excellent indoor facilities. Harry Barksdale, Popeye Lewin, Dan Darnell, Kimo Wong, and all the other First Classmen provided excellent leadership; Coach Jerry Roane provided excellent coaching. There has been improvement for the 1975-76 edition of the Keydet baseball team. A new batting cage will improve hitting, and money has been provided for scholarships. Under the leadership of team captain Garry Varney, and the coaching of Jerry Roane, the 1976 Keydet baseball team should be an improvement over last year. 5 7 ' ■i ; % yu m -- s . ? s?;ss : r ; SPECIMENS OF C!TIZEN- SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THETR NATIVE PROVD • OF- HER FAME ■ AND ■ READY IN • EVERY- TI M E OF ■ DEEPEST- TO- Vl NDiCATEj«yE „gp R OR- C f EI JH - RIGHTS STATE PERIL v»v0 v ' 1st Row — Len Snead, Jerry Corley, BooBoo Varney, Billy Young, Andy Andrews, Obie Johnson, Scott Snow. 2nd Row — Randy Gates, Mike Vela, Tom Trumps. Bobby Henkel, K. Y. Thrift. 3rd Row — Wilt Holmes, Doug Fitchett, John Sanford, Doug Mavck, Mark Perrin, Russell Puckette. 4th Row — Randy Atkins, Dave Stacey, Mark Timberlake, Doug McCabe, Robert Sanford, Billy Hardy. 5th Row — Bruce Reinard, Ron Milligan, Mark Byrd, Bob Jenvey, Steve Powers, Mark Havelin, Chip Marohn. VMI LACROSSE Since the Lacrosse Club founding six years ago, there has been nothing but an upward movement in overall experience, enthusiasm, and most of all — WINNING. Still a club sport, the VMI stickmen play as though each game was leading up to the NCAA playoffs. The team " Club Sport " does not indicate the level of competition that fills our schedule, as VMI plays such schools as Georgia Tech, Washington and Lee, University of Georgia, and of course — Virginia Tech. The VMI Lacrosse Team owes many thanks to a number of people. Coach Gordon Calkins, who first got us off the ground, and Capt. William Flavin, our present advisor. Without their help and guidance. Lacrosse at VMI would not exist. This year ' s team brings back only four starters from last year: defenseman and captain Rocky Glass, Wads Buggs and Bill Powell — both top defensemen, and junior attackman Gus " Goose " Robbins. Very strong support will be needed and is most likely to come from midfielders Ray Beazley, Keith Dickson, and Dyke Davies — along with our new goalie Jack Daniels. Added support will come from attackmen Eddie Semler and Woody Woodward — who can do the job around the opponent ' s goal. Our biggest asset will not come from any player but from our new Head Coaches Malcom Hastings and Steve Dibagio. With this guidance, strong support from the Corps, and a lot of desire VMI Lacross, will truly be " the fastest game on two feet " and prove its worthiness to receive the varsity status that has been denied in the past years. ' " - i ii 1st Row Andy Tarr, Terry McKnight, Jack Daniels, Butch Brown, John Hash, Blaine Vorgang, Doug Sebert. 2nd Row Tom Herbert, Eddie Semler, Stu Gitchell, Eric Nost, Bob Fretz, Rick Wetherill, Dyke Davies, Jeff Totaro. 3rd Row Reggie Sadler (Mgr), Capt. William Flavin (Advisor), Larry Betz, Dennis Staples, Bob Wilson, Boog Powell, Rocky Glass, Ray Beazley, Keith Dickson, Woody Woodward, Rob Reddington, Burly Byrd, Steve Dibagio (Coach) 4th Row Rick Rice, John Bowman, Dickie Moore TENNIS TEAW: Charles Sachs Rick Pugh Mark Withers Jeff Curtis Chris Brock Rick Green Randy Darden Fred Floyd Fred Allner Bert Deacon Bruce Wells With five returning lettermen, led by junior co-captains Will Bynum and Bert Deacon, the tennis team can have a promising season. Last year the team lacked depth in its ladder, but in the 75-76 season potential freshmen can erase this problem. Under the leadership and guidance of Col. Don Jamison the tennis team can overcome its tough schedule, and the team can soar to a successful season. m VMI GOLF The golf team is looking forward to an improved year with First Classmen Randy Esser, Dexter Gilliam, Andre Koneczny, and Rand Sompayrac back to lead the team. The remaining spots on the team should be capably filled by two third classmen and three rats. As always, the team will be looking toward the conference tournament in April with hopes of improving on last year ' s fifth place finish. With a lot of hard work and a little luck it is definitely possible. Kneeling — Rand Sompayrac, Randy Esser, Dexter Gilliam Standing — Mr. Swink, Jeff Vordermark, Jim Burton, Andre Koneczny, Brion Smith, Steve Murray, Fred Stamey. ' ' m ' ;; " In many of today ' s colleges and universities, athletic directors and coaches arefoeing forced to defend athletic programs that are besieged by rising costs and complaints from alumni Who, question the value of these programs. The question arises: Is there any redeeming value in college athletics today? There has been a flood of books and articles in recent years criticizing certain aspects of college and pro athletics. If there are so many bad aspects in sports, w hy do we continue with them? The answer seems to lie in the fact that the majority do benefit from competitive athletics. For intensity and involvement, there are few experiences that can match those encountered in athletics. The words discipline and sacrifice are often heard associated with athletics, but without these elements athletics would not be worth examining at all. Through all the windsprints, tedious repetition, fatigue and time, there is never the promise of winning; only the chance and the hope. There is always the chance thal ' sprneor]e ' Hiay,be better prepared, more motivated or simply a better athlete. i ' , ' . . ' , ' • , When the contest is over, the real merit is reflected by the effort. Certainly, the wiVi-loss column is indicative of the degree and intensity of the effort, but eventually the final score seems to lose its initial significance. What is left is the impact of a unique experience on the individual: learning to deal with frustrations and setbacks, to persevere in tedium and pain, to share, to cooperate, to mature. Perhaps in the final analysis success does not depend simply on the score. Perhaps there is more. .!■• ' t sz r sift ACTIVITIES i:p.i-H? eN ::: lk ' ¥ iM u r ■ v ' ' iv: , ■- ■■.?! Hop Escorts Ray Brooks, Gus Robbins, Rocky Glass, Jim Brown, John Cutright, Doug Mines, Scooter Massie, Jim Bradshaw, John Coleman Karate Club Jim Joustra, Charlie Archer, Oben Johnson, Claude Roberts, Ray Harrel, Jay Foerstch, Mike Hillsgrove, Dirk Williams, Steve Borowski, Alec Earle, Chris Perry, Mel Williams, Kon-Shin. Pre-Medical Society Ray Vazquez, Tom Diggs, Richard Keith, Bruce Morris, Tim Pishdad, Bob Norris, Jack Daniels, John Roser, Ken Lafferty, Phil Brzowzski, Colin McKenzie, Clyde Long, Ray Duffett Twenty six members of the Class of 1976 have been chosen to represent the Virginia Military Institute in Who ' s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. They were selected by a board of representatives from the faculty and the Corps of Cadets. They have demonstrated their leadership and excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, citizenship, and service to the Institute. They are VMI ' s best. 1. W. Grigg Mullen Jr., 2. John C. Coleman, 3. Michael G. Tate, 4. Kurt P. Luckenbill, 5. Richard A. Williams, 6. John P. Johnson, 7. Dabaney T. P. Gilliam Jr., 8. Howard A. Curie Jr., 9. J. Randolp Esser, 10. William R. Favier, 11. Douglas F. Ashton, 12. Carmen D. Villani Jr., 13. Carlton G. Opel, 14. Peter H. Gabriel, 15. Thomas J. Turlip, 16. William H. Toney Jr., 17. Mark G. Swank, 18. Michael E. Linaberry, 19. L Richard Wrenn III, 20. James A. Lofton, 21. William R. LaGrone, 22. Phillip C. Brzozowski, 23. D. B. Johnson Not pictured: Clifford E. Tuday, Ronnie Moore, Ralph C. Reppart. Who ' s Who Shelton Rodes Curtis Butterworth Gus Robbins Steve Miner Morris Slagle Sam Ratcliff Jim Leech Rick Wetherill Curt Reppert Cadet Program Board English Speaking Union Jim Joustra, John Strock, Evin Haberman, Dale Bryson, Ray Pavlosky, Bob Manteuffel, Larry Foltz, Rich Joslyn, Carmen Corvase, ' Pascal Houke, Ted Trout, Frank Foutain, Zack Laliberte, Dave Wallenborn, Scotter Massive, Nick Bottoms, Nick Rantis ' American Society Of Civil Engineers Society Of American Military Engineers President — Randy Esser Vice President — John Outright President — Mark Swank Vice President — Spike Totaro Treasurer — Marshall Coyle The VMI Glee Club ( ' .J_, M Ifs :C " - ' Ip fi The VMI Rangers ri l c. Burnette — Platoon Leader Ray Beazley — Staff D. B. Johnson — Staff The VMI Cheerleaders Pan Ginaven, Lori Hobbs, Nicki Schwesinger, Mandy Orteaga, Carol Hincfiee, Lynn Bower, Nancy Stilley, Bill Talley, Jim Simpson, Gary Brumbacfi, Frank Estis, Bart White, Mark Abernathy, Mike Hamlett, Rocky Glass as Moe. Cadet Battery J. Z. LaLiberte — CO W. C. Adams — X.O G. E. Robinson — 1st Sgt. T. M. Trout W. H. Danzeisen S. E. LaCagnin H. W. McClellen n -t ■ .•-5 l!l . til ' Cadet Waiters Pete Manoso, Mike Meise, Larry Fluty, Doug Sebert, Dennis Long, Marshall Smith, Basil Smith, Mark Bottomly, Bob Hartzell, Lee DeMeo, Rick North. Bill Lauerman, Bob Macks, Mark Gentile, Mort Mumma, Herb White, J. P Kennedy, Rich Hayes, Jerry Eggleston, Mike Dietrick. Arnold Air Society Sid Alvis, Hal Martin, Steve Turley, Randy Hartley, Joseph Scioscia, Clyde Paris, Mark Hunter, Alec Earle, I. R. Stieet, Ralph Williams, Bob Macks, Paul Cafarella, Bob Eagle. Debate Team Amateur Radio Club Lee J. DeMeo, Gary Roundy, Don Weber, Max Floyd, Gary Parker, Mark Halfacre, Art Noble, Bill Santignette. Newman Club John Verriker, Tim Cordle, J. B. Kirk, Jan Bickley, Bob Morris John Carty, Salvatore Vitiello, Bob Devens, John Riester, Mic Lafferty, Mike McCarthy, James Delisio, Lee J. DeMeo, Donald McGinnis, Tom Sliwoski, Mike Bragale, Rock Vomer, Ralph Pollard VMI Theater English Society John Strock, Pete Gabriel, Norman Paul, Kurt Weidenthal, Michael McCarthy, Jack Webber, Bill Atwill, Ron Dolan, Ted Carr. The V.M.I. Baptist Student Union Jim Bowers, Dyke Davies, Steven Stout, Randall Atkins, Larry Williams, Chip Davis, Steven Brown, Tom Hazard, Mark Stagg, Gary Braswell, Steve Burns, Patrick Barnum, Tom Hawthorne, Henry St. Pierre, Rick Wingfield, Pete Manoso, Mike Doughterty, Kon Shin, Bob Arnold, Bill Lauch, David R. Smith, Jr., Jack L. Wright, John A. Vaughan, Bill Toney, Jim Allen, Bill Tilley, Jim Mackin, Paul Mitchell, Tom Whitlow, Robby Burke, Ed Little, Dave Skeen, Lee J. De Meo, William G. Karnes, President Hop And Floor A GRATIFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOR TO OVRCOVNTRY AND OVR STATE:0BJECTS.0FH0NESTPRIDE TO THEIR imTRVCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED HEIR NATIVE STATE Pf O F HER FAME D. READY IN I F DEEPEST PERIL ' l ?2rE ER H a«f R«DR(«EFEi Tom Turlip — President Dick Williams — President The Militaria Society Timmins Music Society m m John Verriker, Steve Borowski, Don McGinnis, Jay Branscome, Jamie Smith, Steven Ketterer, Anthony Pais, Jim Bovvers, Glel Taran Civil War Roundtable Aviation Explorer Post Maj. Brenci, Joe Bright, Mark Burks, Wyatt Paris, Col. Nay, Dale Shrader, Kim Rose. Commanders Gregg Lucado — Music Directc Mike Hancock — Treasure Rod Hottle — Administration Directc Jim Schaffer — Assistant Music Directc Tankers Bruce Kay, St. Clair Streett, Jim Conard, Don Jones, Mark Lowe, Steve Joyce, Steve Kuklin, Dave West, Dan Commerford, Mike Smith, Ray Warner, Mike Meise, Ian Fergusson. I.R.C. Tim Moriaty, Robert Magnan, Richard Maslin, Bob Macks, Dan Commerford, Norm Cole, Fred Allner, Rory Walsh, Dan Streett, Bob Riebach, Bill Martin, Nelson Jeffers, Gerald Robinson. Young Democrats Fred Allner, Mike Dick, Dennis Puckett, Tim Mishkofski, Bob Reddington, Kevin Knotts, Joe White, Elliot Ruhland, Gerald ' ., Robinson. i Young Republicans Nelson Jeffers, Kevin Pardus, Lester Oden, Don McGinnis, Bob Jenvey, Dennis Kocik. Student Grotto Mike Linaberry, Mark Lowe, Dave Bright, Kevin Pardus, Ray Pavlosky, Steve Bryant, Jack Adams, Leiand Horn, Richard Benavides, Bob Sherrard, Lawrence Tayon, Skeeter Ashby Bernie Reisbeck, President, Dave Cameron, Don Robey, Mark Lowe, Ken BIythe, Mark Miller American Chemical Society Third Class Finance Committee r Monogram Club f THE HEALTHFVL AND PLEASANT ABODE OF A CROWDOFHONOtlABLE YOVTHSPR-ESSINGVP THE HILL- OF- SCIENCE WITH NOBLE- EMVLATION A CR.ATIFYINC SPECTACLE : AN HONOR. TO OVRCOVNTR.Y AND OVR. STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST- PFLIDE TO THEIR INSTRVCTORS AND FAIR. SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ■ ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL O ?« TO ' A.DiCAJjaHER HONOR OR«iEF - i A f , Doug Mines, President Ray Brooks, Vice-President Mack Curie, Secretary Pete Gabriel, Treasurer The Publications Board Pictured: Maj. Dooley, Maj. Davis, Dr. Greet, Dr. Davis. Cadets McVeigh, Curie, Whalen. Not Pictured: Col. Barl sdale, Col. Peters, Maj. Bradford. Cadets Fielder, Lofton, Loyd, Crews, Kern, Dodge, Mullen, Davis. The VMI Cadet Ed Crews — Managing Editor Not Pictured: Tad Dodge — Editorial ■ ; Editor Second Class Editors Jack Daniels, Chris Manno Tim Mishl ofski, Steve Gallahan Reporters Simon Radomskij, Gary Snyder, Jack Daniels Charlie Angmeer, Paul Spencer, Chris Manno Jay Hutt 1976 Bomb First Class Editor: Dennis Puckett Assistant Business Manager: Zak LaUberte Sports Editor: Jimmy Lofton I w Layout Staff Bob Reibach Steve Joyce Bill Martin Lee DeMeo Dave Wrenn Dave Skeen Photography Staff Dave Gordon Mick Lafferty Darlush Akavhan Joe Simas Mike Conn Skeet Ashby Ed Anderson Alec Earle Lee Winter Rat Typists INSTITUTE in if ' ' » • • • I t $ " »i : ' x-vi» rr i- jr-.V-Jaii »liSB3»«. ' sra- Honorable Mills E. Godwin, Jr. Governor of Virginia General Richard L. Irby Superintendent Colonel William J. Buchanan Commandant Commandant ' s Office p,. Lt. Col. William Graybeal Purchasing Officer Lt. Col. Donald Beard Asst. Treasurer Col. Marlowe Harper Treasurer Col. Hart Slater Business Executive Administration Maj. Edwin Oooley Public Information Officer lp:- " S-5J» . Col. Allen Carisson Registrar Col. F. H. Barksdale; Samuel Ratcliff Cadet Affairs General James M. Morgan Dean of the Faculty Biology Dr. White: Department Head :-?j««s!aaKrKFi i s i Physical Education Dr. King, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Stockwell, Mr. Joyce, Capt. Van Hooser Physics Col. MJnnix: Department Head Philosophy And Psychology Dr. Foster: Department Head m J%. Mr. Roane, Dr. Foster, Maj. School, Col. Carlsson, Mrs. Seaman (Sec), Cmdr. Wilson Electrical Engineering Col. Nichols: Department Head Modern Language)i, Lt. Col. Halliburton, Dr. Grennes, Col. Lancaster, Lt. Col. Vines, Mr. Harris, Mr. Monsour, Maj. Brown Chemistry Col. Smart: Department Head - gasS i iifflsa History Col. Gilliam, Maj. Thomas, Maj. Davis, Maj. Goolrick, Maj. Gunsberg, Col. Hunter, Col. Barrett, Lt. Col. Hays, Col. Brooke, Col. Bausum, Maj. Mayerchak, Maj. Wilson Mathematics Department " W w Dr. Williams: Department Head ik.- ' -o ? «5iS Civil Engineering Department Col. Knapp, Lt. Col. Sawyer, Lt. Col. Crim, Lt. Col. Sculley, Col. Jamison, Lt. Col. Pierce, Col. McDonough, Maj. Faulkner, Col. Dobyns, Maj. Payne English Col. Roth: Department Head Ij jlr:-- ' ' ' ; 5e!5? »».ii 3a?:«i( W X«e »».ii3ifa Mechanical Engineering; Lt. Col. Trandel, Col. Taylor, Maj. Brittlgan, Maj. Jeter Economics Dr. Chang: Department Head ' ;!S!ir ®«rJ !S2P g!Sfe «i6fl The Military Science Department Naval Science Department Aerospace Science Department THE VMI FOUNDATION Since Its conception in 1937 the VMI Foundation has sought to further academic excellence at the Virginia Military Institute. Through its programs of scholarships, loans, faculty aid and improvement, and support of cadet activities, the Foundation has been of direct assistance to individual cadets and faculty members as well as to the Institute as a whole. The VMI Foundation maintains permanent offices in W.L. Moody, ' 86 Hall under the direction of Mr. J.D. Neikirk, ' 32. The Foundation receives and administers gifts and bequests which are used where state funds are not obtainable. The foundation provides a means by which individuals, classes, and organizations may effectively support the VMI education. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION As long as there have been VMI alumni, there has been a VMI Alumni Association. Praised throughout the country as one of , the most outstanding alumni associations in existence, it now maintains active correspondence with over 10,100 members. VMI alumni, bound together through common trials and traditions, have long been known for their loyalty to their school and • to each other. The Alumni Association, under the direction of G.F. Eggleston, 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 maintenance of the new alumni hall, William L. Moody ' 86 Hall. The Alumni Association also continues 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 memories of Institute life, and by their united efforts the more efficiently to aid in the promotion of its educational purposes in the future. " The VMI Keydet Club The VMI Keydet Club is an organization of the VMI Alumni Association comprised of alumni, parents of cadets and other friends of VMI who, through their membership dues, support the VMI intercollegiate athletic program. Members ' dues go toward providing athletic scholarships for outstanding student — athletes who are recruited by our coaching staffs to represe nt VMI. Scholarships are awarded, when available, to " walk-on " players who demonstrate excellent athletic ability during their cadetship. Each alumni chapter has a chairman who heads campaigns, primarily by telephone to acquire new members for the Club. Parents of cadets also assist in soliciting new members. The campaigns are run during the football season. Keydet Club meetings are held in various cities throughout the year, at which time football films are shown, the progress of the basketball team is given, and reports on recruiting are delivered. H. E. Neale, ' 69, is the executive vice-president of the Club, with offices in Moody Hall on the VMI Post. During football season this office is responsible for sending out a weekly football letter from the head coach to all the members, and basketball and football brochures before each season. ■ ' j»? s;j s s ' s m mmi im ? i The Pressing Shop The Q.M.D. The V.M.I. Bears The Mail Room j j Ti ii- ' r ' j ' i ' .a . HEADQUARTERS VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE Lexington, Virginia l5 August, 1977 GENERAL ORDER) NUMBER 1 ) 1 . In accordance with the Equal Rights Amendment passed by Congress 1 June, 1976, and following the example of West Point, the V.M.I, is pleased to announce the acceptance of Ms. Jane B. Strange as a cadet at V.M.I, in the class of 1981. 2. Due to the nature of this act, Cadetress Strange will be quartered on the fifth stoop. The General and Executive Committees will be relocated in the main sinks. 3. A hth relief has been created to cope with the problem of one female among 1200 males. Two sentinels with fixed bayonets will be posted at the foot of the fifth stoop stairs. Two additional sentinels will be outside the door of Cadetress Stranges room. The Corporal and Lance Corporal of the Uth relief will be in direct communication with the Commandant at all times via PRC 77 radio at all times. h. Cadetress Strange will be assigned to Band Company as Head Majorette. 5. Under no circumstances will Cadetress Strange be treated in any way different than any other New Cadet. , «- » J.R. Head Maj. Gen. USMC, Ret. Superintendent ■mmmi OUTRAGE ' L m -m i r m Jil; m ' W " ' ' Could I see something in pink please? " " But Coach! I can ' t hit a girl! " " Hey Carl, isn ' t this your fourth shower today? " BSBiiasuakMM i tiitiiTfn ' • -♦---♦ ♦-» ;? s LEXINGTON BUli East Lexing:ton ' s Leading 5tore. Benton Tankersley, Douler in tt Dry Goods, Notions, Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Boots, FAMILY GROCERIES. c. Fine Liquors, Wine, Beer, Tobacco. Cigars, c. On. Brid|l. E«T lEXIIGTOI. 11 JuK Trmde Solicited. Juc FumishMl Free. 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' Ptiwor l l ri rri »IAS C HRAl)SHxV V II i U l 7 NORTH MAIN STREET LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA 24450 703-463-252 I CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 1976 FROM THE BOMB STAFF The Cleaves Food Service Corporation Food Service Operators — Consultants Quality Food Service Management School — Colleges — Industry Health Care and Senior Citizen Homes Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Phone 301-589-7477 When Quality Counts — It ' s a Cleaves Operation RECO RICHMOND ENGINEERING COMPANY P. 0. Box 25189 Richmond, Virginia 23260 OTHER PLANTS: North Carolina South Carolina New Jersey Florida FABRICATORS OF: Pressure Vessels Storage Tanks Field Erected Tanks Heat Exchangers Large Diameter Piping Rubber Lining and Coatings Miscellaneous Plate Fabrication WHITES TRUCK STOP Roanoke Coca-Cola Bottling Works 720 Main St. Clifton Forge, Va. 24427 U.S. Interstate 81 Raphine, Virginia FastestFun intheWest! The fun spot of Western Virginia, that ' s the HoUday Inn of Lexington! And the fun starts the minute you enter, whether for after-game refreshments, a marvelous meal, a get-together with week-ending parents or visiting lovelies. Billy Budd Restaurant featuring super-chefery, faultless service, striking decor and make-sense prices. Looking for fun? You ' ll find it at Lexington ' s luxurious Holiday Inn, where the good times are. OF LEXINGTON U. S. Rt. 11 at 1-64 Phone 703 463-7351 WJA. Owned and operated by American Motor Inns, Inc. of Roanoke, Va. under license agreement with Holiday Inns, Inc.. Memphis. Tenn MeCRUM ' DRUG STORE 17 S. Main Street Lexington, Virginia ALEX BELL INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance and Surety Bonds 1024 West 24th Street Norfolk, Virginia Phone 627-2301 INLAND MOTOR DIVISION Kollmorgen Corporation 501 First Street Radford, VA 24141 Phone: (703) 639-3973 Designers and Manufacturers of Electro Dynamic Components JAMES F. HOWLETT, President " An Equal Opportunity Employer " CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 1976 ( fornmite In lormASm. Manufactukeks of Fine Unhforms Since i824 A DmSion of Hart Schaffner Marx PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE CONSULTANTS 1230 United Virginia Banl Building Norfolk, Virginia Where does the Corps go to enjoy fine food and drinl in a relaxed atmosphere THE PARAMOUNT INN 2 DeKalb Street. Noriistown. Pa. 19404 19 West Washington Street Lexington, Virginia THE COLLEGE TOWN SHOP, INC, Dyke Out At The College Town Shop Widest Selection Of Fine Quality Clothing In The Area 1 ws oei jrity Consustants GPO Box 2397 San Juan, P.R. 00936 A V -V -V f f ff ' f , SIlie QnjcM Oili, 9nc. DISTRIBUTORS OF MOfllL PRODUCTS Mobil " o ' 88 ' issi Mobil %A OazewJt Ura ncu 24630 COMPLIMENTS OF Lexington Motel 820 S. MAIN ST. LEXINGTON, VA. ONLY MOTEL IN CITY LIMITS OF LEXINGTON LEXINGTON HARDWARE TELEPHONE FOR RESERVATIONS 463-2151 Lexington, Virginia ' yiLE ES puntoClub; 364 CREATIVE IDEAS HOT OFF THE DRAWING BOARD OF KARL WENDELIN PROTIL KITCHENS BATH VANITIES STAIR CASES STORE INTERIORS MILLWORK For Appointmeni Call 885-1966 521 OAKHILL RD. Good Luck To The Class Of 1977 Davis Excavating Inc. Route 1, Box 94 New Market, Va. 22 844 Compliments of Mrs. John L Undercoffer Family Cadet B.W. Undercoffer ' 76 Lt. G.L. Undercoffer ' 74 Cadet Kirt Undercoffer ' 79 Lt.Col. J.T. Undercoffer ' 56 GRAY LUMBER COMPANY Manufacturers of Kiln Dried Southern Pine Lumber — And Trubark Pine Mulch Waverly, Virginia W Congratulations To Cadet Marshall Frederick Coyle And The Class Of 1976 From Mr. Mrs. Lee K. Coyle THE SOUTHERN INN Lexington, Virginia Catering to VIVII Cadets and their Parents for over 40 years INSULATION AND REFRACTORY CONTRACTORS INDUSTRIAL. MARINE AND CONTRACTORS SUPPLIES • 850 TIDEWATER DUIVE • P.O. 80X2411 • NORFOLK, VIRGIN I A 23501 • PHONE 627-7751 AREA CODE 804 aL3k eg AMERICAN FE DERAL SAVINGS LOAN ASSOCIATION 158 South Main St. Lexington, Virginia Bill Wood ' 54 Wiiiiam T. Wood Insurance Agency 3416 W. Broad St. Riclimond, Va. 23230 Insurance Financial Planning 146 N. Sycamore Street Petersburg, Virginia Serving Virginians Since 1905 Compliments of: C J Oil Co., Inc. Texaco Distributor 815 Roanoke Road Christianburg, Va. 24073 Charles E. Straub, Jr. Class of ' 34 Compliments of MELPAR A Division of E-Systems, Inc. 7700 Arlington Boulevard Falls Church, Virginia (Home of Kim Glidewell) f GENERAL ELECTRIC SALEM, VIRGINIA MILLER MANUFACTURING CO. INC, 7th and Stockton Sts., Richmond, Va. 23211 Phone 232-4551 MILLER ' 28 — CHAIRMAN MILLER ' 32 — VICE-CHAIRMAN WILSON ' 45 — VICE-PRESIDENT Quality Products Since 1897 - MILLWORK DIVISION WOOD PRODUCTS DIVISION • DISPLAY DIVISION • MILLER HOMES Meeting a variety of residential, mass housing and industrial needs. Bottle boxes and field crates. Point of purchase displays. A complete line of manufactured homes and roof trusses. MANUFACTURER OF VMI WOODEN HAY RACKS FOR 40 YEARS B B COAL SALES CO Wm H. Blair Sons Bill Bob Paul 1 ; V 7VH- ;. ' ■:. UN FORM SERV CE •RIAL UNirOHMiiHIRTS AND PANT«COV IRALLS tHOP COATSWIFINa TOWILtFKNDKN COVtRt C AotAirw to Se££ 6ut SeU ce 905 S. POLLARD ST. VINTON, VIRGINIA Good Luck Keydets and the Class of 1976 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 1976 WHENEVER YOU NEED TRANSPORTATION — " CALL US " ' ' 0 EST. 1913 Personal • Commercial Life • Property • Casualty • Group John E. Woodward Ins. Agency Inc. John E. Woodward, Jr. ' 42 John E. Woodward, III ' 78 ' We are easy to do business with. Quick-Livick, Inc. Charter Bus Service 708 C St., Staunton, Va. 24401 Dail 886-6297 COMPLIMENTS OF Compliments of Compliments From The Your Host, Red Turner Darden Farm ' s RFD 1, Box 250 Franklin, Va. Friend «JI SE INN AND RESTAURANT 409 South Main Lexington, Virginia 24450 Phone 463-3161 • Home away from home • Comfortable and quiet • Good food • Reasonable prices • Banquet facilities Your hosts — Pete and Shirley Harris CONGRATULATIONS Captain Dave King, USA ' 71 R. V. King Girard, Pa. BERKNESS CONTROL EQUIPMENT CORP. POWER-PROCESS SALES-SERVICE PO Box 5224 308 W. Cary Street Richmond, Virginia 23220 (804) 643-5357 E. J. KNIGHT SCRAP MATERIAL CO., INC. Phones: 327-5480 322-5435 STEVE KNIGHT. Board Chairman JOHN MARSHALL, President ANN TOMPKINS, Vice President REBA BARNES, Vice President RONALD DiLLFSHAW, Vice Pre P. 0. Box 1271 COLUMBUS, GEORGIA 31902 MARY ANN BAKING CO. LOUIS K. KUCHURIS President FRANK L KUCHURIS Executive Vice-President Chicago, Illinois GONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 1976 AL-STEEL FABRICATORS Roanoke, Virginia l eaiitif is good ( usineSd 9 9 ver Road Shopping Center, Developed ortd managed by J. D. CARNEAL SONSiNc TO V CHOICE RESiDENTSAL COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT PROPERTIES ■ : " 3ritaldepa = i-;3nt. ..Phone 359-5761. .3426 West Carv, 23221 PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE . . . Behind the controls of the F-4 Phantom II. One of the Air Force ' s hottest aircraft — An all-weather fighter that can fly faster than twice the speed of sound. If you ' re good enough, you can be an Air Force pilot, flying the F-4 or any of a number of Air Force aircraft. The Air Force needs pilots. And we need navigators, missile launch officers, research scientists, engineers, and physicians. Regardless of your academic interests, there ' s a demanding job in the Air Force for you. It all starts with a commission as an Air Force officer. And Air Force ROTC at the Virginia Military Institute is an ex- cellent way to combine officer training with college study in order to receive that commission after graduation. Air Force ROTC also offers Four-, Three-, and Two-year scholarships for qualified students in each of these career fields. Scholarships that can pay the cost of your college education and give you $100 a month cash. If you ' re interested, and think you can qualify, come talk with me about Air Force ROTC. You may find yourself in my place . . . A United States Air Force officer. Si UL Captain Ed Allen Room 329, Kilbourne Hall Virginia Military Institute (703) 463-6354 PUT IT ALL TOGETHER IN AIR FORCE ROTC Dad — I hope I have lived up to your expectations and I hope you are proud of me. Your Son, Keith Some think you all smell like hell Perhaps, but not quite. Harvey Wailbanger President Monasses Odorizers, Inc. Weehawken, N.J. Thanks for everything, Mom and Dad. Congratulations to cadet Thomas K. Daniel and the class of 1976 the fourth generation Camp Scott Summer day camp For boys and girls Ages 5-15 Swimming activities land sports William B. Ethel Daniel P. 0. Box 396 Dinwiddle, Virginia 23841 Telephone 469-3652 Congratulations to the editors and staff of the 1976 Bomb Jocko Hayes ' 36 THIS BOOK CAN SAVE LIVES L jrenGral trcatmenl for all bites? - .. ....t ,... 1 L n,,.:i-icR atcounts f(ir more deaths than any other jjroup? . . ,. . h:a ,.,n be (l„ne to avoid bein ' bitten ? What toDoAboUt . will prevoiU death rmm a venomous stinjtV BitCS and StingS Of dan,.enn,s fish in NWth American vvaters? VcnomOUS Animals i bv bites of the common tick, the death rate of this Tii.-Mi.iini,,,,!,, is inO times the death rate of snake liite, n-,.:,inK i.,,«,., 1 ,111 • Why tournitiuets and ciittin r and siickinj should not be done. ' ' :in,i . . . And much other vital information. . . . An up-to-date and medically reliable Kiiide to the prevention and treatment of bites and stinns by any venomous animal in North America, from a caterpillar to a water moc- ca.siu. Te.xt and pictures identify the venomous animals and their characteristics. Picaseacndmo: copydcsl of VVHATTOnO ABOUT HITK.S A-NIL iTINGSOf ' VFNOMOl=S ANIMALS ill haiilccwcr Cif J. ' ' -iL I .-,0;!2. ' ;) . _cnpylicsi ofWHATTO no AHOfTHlTKS ANHSTINGSOF VKNOMOUS AN ' IMAI.Siii paiierhack ' iW ( 0. ' " r82. ' ' l MACMILLAN PUBLISHING CO., INC. . lOIK Brnu-n .Siicci. Riverside. New leiv Ratrie, Robbins, Schweizer Inc. Asphalt Paving And Highway Construction 2313 St. Paul St. Baltimore, Md. 21218 (301) 366-1800 You ' ve tried the rest, now try the best: THE COLLEGE INN C.I. Serving lunch and dinner Open 11 A.M. — midnight Mon. — Sat. Take out service 16 N. Main Mixed beverages 463-5230 CLYDE EDNA MULL QUALITY QUICK PRINTING BY MINUTEMAN PRINTING, INC. m 728-8316 600 N. Eutaw St One Charles Center Baltimore, Md. Franchises available in Maryland-Virginia area Congratulations Class of 76 May the next 200 years be easier than the last four! Mr. Mrs. Robert F. Barnum " Where town and gown meet " THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS SALUTES THE VMI CLASS OF 1976 Congratulations to Cadet Nichols Joseph Tarzia The class of 1976 MR. MRS. MICHAEL G. TARZIA New Canton, Connecticut Compliments Of Central National Bank 219 E. Broad St. Richmond, Va. 23219 ALVIN DENNIS 102 West Washington St. Lexington, Va. 24450 " fine men ' s clothing w£m mM s. EW£ (iltu r nxxh St nt i uhtvmun .Vr..«,. ' .• ' .,. I lJi.JWmiH HH J HV IPV nPiP Hi f CONGRATULATIONS TO Cadet James Stuart Bowers the class of 1976 from Mr. and Mrs. James R. Bowers Newport News, Virginia m M£S Sales - Custom Building - Rentals - Management SUBDIVISION DEVELOPMENT Call (804) DAY OR NIGHT 262-6527 Compliments of Dr. John Harman CAMPUS CORNER, INC. Lexington, Virginia Charles " Halfie " Swink, Manager 5520 LAKESIDE AVENUE RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23228 Tape Decks KLH Channel Master Record Players Lloyds 1 R C THEATRES In Fredericksburg: Victoria Theatre Virginias 1 11 Colonial Theatre Greenbrier Twin 1 Fredericksburg Drive-in Cinemas Pipes Tobaccos Posters Records And Stereos Musical Instruments Monarch Notes jm ife 1 In Lexington: ■State Theatre Lyric Theatre m I BBIfc XL - - - ' r 1 BEST WISHES We ' re not trying to serve the entire state We ' re trying to serve you New IVlarl et Edinburg Ph: 740-3121 Ph: 984-4165 THE MORIORTY FAMILY Congratulations — we love the cadets ROANOKE PHOTO FINISHING CO. CAMERA SHOP, INC. 502 Second St. SW Roanoke, Va. 24005 Roanoke Valley ' s only color processor photographic supplies and equipment We Are Moving Soon (Probably in October) To 2001 BELLWOOD ROAD RICHMOND, VIRGINIA PHONE — 271-8301 Mailing Address P. 0. Box 4189 Richmond, Virginia 23224 ■XrtcxiT JScst M.Tmis GOODBYE SONNY KEEP TRYING U.V.A UVA22 VMI21 KEEP TRYING KEYDETS FROM A U.V.A. ALUMNUS CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BEST CLASS SINCE ' 45 Couple Laundry Dry Cleaning Service Spike and Chappie Thrift ' 45 Shoe Repairing Suede Leather Beautifully Finished 737-2881 GOOD LUCK ' 7 8 Nutone — Lightcraft — Sterling Div. of Siovill Hello Dolly Beauty Salon Boutique (Out boutique features a fine selection of Ladies Sportswear and Jewelry) 4814 Government Rd. Richmond, Va. 23231 Phone: 226-0587 226-9176 f they mean to have a war, let it begin here. ' ' Capt. John Parker April H 17 75 Lexington Mass. Shortly before midnighr, 700 British redcoots, the elire of the Boston garrison, embarked on their his- toric march to Concord. They were assigned to seize and destroy the rebels ' coche of munitions. King George of England was determined to snuff rhe fermenting revolt in the Colonies. Before rhe British hod even left their barracks, word of their " secret " mission hod begun to spread across rhe lond, thanks to two hard-riding couriers, William Dowes and Paul Revere. Coproin John Parker was one of the people olerred by Paul Revere in his mad midnight gallop. Parker summoned his drummer boy and ordered him to sound the alarm to his brave band of militia- men foresworn to " march at a minute ' s notice. " Seventy Minutemen come running ond formed into two ragged lines beside rhe rood ro Concord to awoit the redcoots. Parker faced his patriotic homers in homespun and barked, " Don ' t fire unless fired upon; bur if they meon to hove a war, let it begin here! " They " had rheir war. " And, much ro USAA A world of insuMnco at vour command. rhe surprise of the Crown, the " uncouth, undisci- plined peosonrs " finally won. On February 4, 1 783, Britain formally announced cessation of hostilities. Throughour the 200 yeors since the birth of our notion, the United States military has hod to face many formidable and seemingly impossible challenges. Their heroism is history. For 54 of those 200 years, USAA has been priv- ileged to serve the insurance needs of rhe militar officers who serve our country so well. Today, seven out of eight officers insure with USAA. If you ore on Advanced ROTC Codet or Mid- shipman within 24 months of commissioning, you ' re eligible to join this elite group. Membership in USAA will enrirle you to preferential savings and service on almost all the per- sonol insurance you ' ll ever need. On ev- erything from your car to your household goods ro your personal liability. For more information on the world of USAA insurance avoiloble exclusively ro you, wrire USAA, USAA Building, Son An- ronio, Texos 78288. We ' ll be very proud ro sen e you. TO THE CLASS OF 1979 Compliments: D.G. INC. ' A i ' DAYS» INN RESTAURANT Motel and Tasty World Restaurant us 11 North Lexington, Va. Phone 463-9131 CONCRETE PIPE PRODUCTS CO., INC, P. 0. BOX 1223 RICHMOND VIRGINIA 23209 Manufacturers of CONCRETE PIPE PRE-CAST CONCRETE PRODUCTS HIGH PRESSURE STEAM CURED MASONRY UNITS RICHMOND PETERSBURG LYNCHBURG FORT WORTH, TEX. HANOVER MANASSAS JESSUP, MD. HOUSTON, TEX. (ii(§ ( ' €mT i£Mmm si® oaisc anJ tI|f (ttlaasof lars from tlfp mxmmi Mmi K AKm mmmiK ®1| Number (fn QIlub We wish to take this short time out to give you our heart-felt thanks Tricky Dick, for all you haven ' t done for us. We sincerely vi ish that you may rot in . . . Merrill Butler, Jr. president H. D. Hoon senior vice president James A. Feeley, Jr. vice president Brig. GenI, USMC (Ret) extend Best wishes to the class of 1976 Butler Housing Corporation 1691 Kettering Street, Irvine, California 92705 Builders of a better life THE COUNTRY KITCHEN AN OLD FASHIONED BAKE SHOP Breads, Cakes, Pastries ' Baked With The Home Made Touch " Decorated Cakes BIRTHDAYS — WEDDINGS — SPECIAL OCCASIONS Member TELECAKE INTE R NATIONA L " ' " Cakes Across Town Or y Across the Nation " Eight North Main St. Lexington, Va. Phone: 703-463-5691 hfdf C BOYDTON, VIRGINIA 23917 PHONE 738-6322 Congratulations Charles M. Keen, III - Class ' 76 ' The World ' s Best Dyke " Congratulations To Cadet Douglas Wayne Mines and class of 76 from Mom, Dad, Daniel FIRST WITH VIRGINIANS Virginia Federal SAVINGS LOAN ASSOCIATION Richmond, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Wilhamsburg, West Point, Charlottesville, Orange, Waynesboro Salem Main Office at Broad and Third Streets in Richmond (Phone 649-1201). John H. Randolph, Jr., President Marvin-Neitzel Corp. Troy, N.Y. Supplier Of Cuffs Collars For The VMI Cadets Best Wishes To All Of You Congratulations And A Job Well Done Cadet William K. Bhatta ! And The Class of " 76 " From Parents Who Were Always More Than Five Thousand Miles Away. Mom Dad (jrvJf -Jim Oliver iEf( . Phone seS-Seei Oliver Distribufmg Com|pani) JAfNflTOR SUPPLIES a EQUIPMErxTT 326 E. OAK STREET CO ' l NGTON. VIRGIN!, ' . -C.1426 ALFRED J. DICKINSON, Inc. REALTORS Specializing In Fine Residential Property Paul M. Dickinson 70 355-3247 282-7460 Richmond, Va. Best Wishes For Continued Success To The " Class Of ' 76 " Mr. Mrs. John Mott David, Robin, Wendy Congratulations Class Of 1976 Virginia Heights Garage, Inc. 5110 Williamsburg Road Richmond, Virginia 23231 Compliments Of Hammond Masonry Corp. Box 206 Sandston, Va. 23150 PRES BROWN ' S INC Sporting Goods Clothing Photographic Equipment 115 West Nelson St. Lexington, Virginia ' ' ' ON€RATULATIONS ' 76! oO ? OF r ' v o U.S. ARMY ROTC i -imm I 1 VMI, you ' ve meant a lot to me. Congratulations to cadet Wesley Grigg Mullen, Jr., Managing Editor From his proud parents. Dr. and Mrs. W. G. Mullen. Your Happy Shopping Store Lexington, Va. 463-3111 Wesley Grigg Mullen, Jr. 1976 Wesley Grigg Mullen 1944 Clarie Sutton Mullen 1903 Wesley Peyton Grigg 1863 We eat high on the hog at Crozet, Served bacon or ham everyday. The last supper was big — We roasted a pig — And will eat chittlins and chops until May. M E engineer with M»E Modern Kngineering Service Co. 1695 TWELVE MILE Road at Woodward BERKLEY, MICHIGAN Phone JO 4-4860 CHARLES S. LUCK, III ' 55 WILLIAM L STAGG, III ' 44 W.O. NELSON, JR. " 56 GEORGE A. BICKERSTAFF ' 43 QUARRIES INC. PRODUCERS OF CRUSHED ST ONE LOCATIONS AT: Burkeville, Charlottesville, Fairfax, Leesburg, Richmond, Rockville, Staunton, Newport News CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 1976 FROM THE CLASS OF 1979 BOOSTERS Mr. Robert B. Allport, Jr. Sandston Pharmacy The Hobby Shop Mr. F. Douglas Harris Mr. James V. Christy Mr. Mrs. Charles Rex Hellmann Bondurant Realty Corporation Mr. Mrs. Robert A. Lowman Mr. Mrs. W. N. Reynolds Colonel Mrs. Samuel A. Custer, Ret. Joan, Don, and Vince Villani Colonel Mrs. Fred H. Hagreen, Jr. Patton, Harris, Rust, and Guy Mr. Mrs. Joseph A. Gompers Dr. Mrs. Leonard Brzozowski Mr. Roland S. Wolf Lt. Colonel Mrs. William D. Neal, Jr. Colonel Mrs. Ernest Johnson J. Ed Deaven Sons Congratulations Class of ' 76 The Curie Family Mr. Mrs. J. Gibson Morrison Colonel Mrs. James F. McCarthy BOOSTERS Dr. Mrs. Joseph R. Cataldo Garden City Upholstering Mr. William H. Williams Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Mrs. John T. Keneally Mr. J. M. Thomasson New Market Battlefield Park Mr. Mrs. R. D. Rinnan Mr. Mrs. Walter S. Czupryna Colonel Mrs. 0. H. Joyce Mr. Mrs. Carl K. Thomas Mr. Mrs. J. Glenn Jones Mr. Mrs. Richard H. Cadugan B C Market Lt. Col. Mrs. James V. Christy Mr. Mrs. Myron D. Arnett Mr. Mrs. Merlin Latsha Mr. Mrs. Roy Slagle Mr. Mrs. Marvin S. Godsey Mr. Mrs. Robert J. Allen Virginia Dairy Co., Inc. Mr. Mrs. H. R. Ridge Col. Mrs. C. R. Vorgang Mr. Franklin D. Peters BOOSTERS Colonel Mrs. T. J. Stevens Missy Dr. Mrs. William E. Bates Mr. W. E. Bynum, Jr. Mr. Mrs. Lawrence A. Martin, Jr. Col. Mrs. Joseph R. Cafarella Mr. Mrs. Henry Pilker Dr. Mrs. David J. Crawford Mr. Mrs. James M. Hedley Colonel Mrs. G. E. Robinson Mr. Mrs. Arthur Zimmer Bayly, Inc. Mr. Robert E. Warf Mr. Mrs. W. H. English A. B. Dick Products of Roanoke, Inc. Mr. Mrs. Robert H. Helms Mr. Mrs. Edward Watjen New Haven Comforter Pillow Corp. Mr. Mrs. George R. Murray Col. Mrs. Roberts H. Billingsley Mr. Mrs. Michael G. Tarzia, Sr. Mrs. Helen J. McVeigh The 1976 Bomb Wishes To Thank: Tom Bradshaw — For Infinite Pictures And A Soft Shoulder. Tom ' s Girls — For Infinite Patience With Tom And Us. Fritz Hafner — For His Help In The Great War Of The Deadlines; Plus His Wisdom Advice. Jean Cunningham — For Helping Us Dig In The Museum Gold Mine. Barbara Wright Dave Pagnard — Sane Voices In A Sea Of Chaos. The VPI Bugle — For Shots Of A Real College, With Girls, That We Couldn ' t Get. ■ The Business Manager Wishes To Thank. Mr. Joseph D. Neikirk Mr J. Boiling Williamson Mr. O. Hume Powers, Jr. U. Col Graybeal Creating, and then putting together a yearbook, requires much more time and effort than most people realize. To be sure, there is a technical side to the job — drawing layouts, taking pictures, printing pictures, cropping pictures, writing copy, sizing copy, proofreading copy, and many other tasks. But a vital part of the job involves getting the people to take the pictures, people to print the pictures, people to draw the layouts, people to compose the copy, and people to do the one thousand and one other mundane little jobs that are both vital and time consum- ing. The editors cannot do everything themselves, hence the need for a staff. A good staff is vital to a yearbook, for they are the hands that transform into reality the ideas and concepts of the editors. There are problems by the battalion in putting out a yearbook at VMI — the fact that the staff works on the book only because they want to and not because they are rewarded with academic credits or salaries as are yearbook staffs at other schools; plus the loss of sleep; added to the neglected academics; and not to mention the differences of opinion and personality clashes that occur with every deadline. Even with these problems, the BOMB comes out year after year without fail. Perhaps the quality of each year ' s book varies from year to year, but each book represents the ideas and hard work of the editors and their staffs. We have tried this year to put out a yearbook that will remind the class of 1976, twenty years after graduation, of VMI and their last year at the Institute. We did not try to base the entire book on the Bicentennial, for we felt that the message of such a book, in the years after the Bicenten- nial, would fade when dimming memories tried to recall those special events that constitute the First Class year at VMI. We did, however, create the bo ok so that the age and traditions of VMI become obvious to those " old grads " who will look at the book and remember the Institute and their friends. u C..Ayi-l- ' --y py C jZj cJ ' Vy r u THE EDITORS say goodbye . i ' _ ' »w. ' w(« .jfs-ii l - MslESlERN YWRBOOK r B 1 m ' :i ■g I § s ■ i s i i 1 9 rli- fee i w. " f m ■H B f-:; " MW ' ii- M ' i ' f -:v- " ::9sf|

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