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CGA Class of 1972

"Non pro uno, sed pro omnibus"

Not for one, but for all. 

    


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W
elcome all classmates, family members and friends of Class of 72.

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     Past news...

03/04/2018 - Hope to be updating our site soon.

 

 

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   Plan ahead for our 50th Reunion - October 2022
  

   Class of 72 reunion committee
      Chuck & Robbie McCarthy (Primary Point of Contact)
      Tom &  Elaine Meisenzahl
     
Jim & Janice Norton
      Bill & Ella Armstrong
 


A brief history of our class
from 1968 to 2015
 
see Classmate's SWABO replies


 USCG Academy Campus
June 1968
 

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348 classmates inducted
into the Class of 72:
 
Approx 343 reporting
plus 5 classmates from 1971


Formed into platoons
Shock & awe hits
Haircuts (no style choice)
Chores
Swabos
Running
Exercise
Clock Orderlies
Regiment, battalion & company orgs
Marching to class
Academic Studies
Professors & Instructors
(some with strange habits & tics)
Sports
Formations
Drill Teams
Uniform & room inspections
Demerits
Restrictions
Marching in the Quadrangle to
work off demerits
Roland Hall Wreck Deck safety
Saturday specials
(avoid by going to the Wreck deck)
North Gate orderly
Report arounds
Bypassing certian companies
due to known hard asses
Square meals braced up
Trivia questions
Libo
&
Escape & Rebellion
 

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[ Eagle Note: "1976 brought significant changes to the Eagle. The Coast Guard added their "racing stripe" and the words 'Coast Guard' to her otherwise unadorned white hull. In addition, the Eagle figurehead on the bowsprit of the ship was replaced." Ref ]

USCGC Eagle
Summer cruises as swabs (1968)
& 2nd class (1970)
 
Approx 348 sworn in

Approx 170 left at various times
for reasons


Approx 178 graduated
 
Studies continued
Collegiate & intramural sports
100th Day
3rd class cadets
Not swabs anymore
1969 Class of 73 swabs arrive
Then 2nd class cadets
Finally 1st class cadets
Classmates who "Crossed the Bar"
Parades
Football, basketball, soccer,
baseball games
Gymnastic, sailing, rowing crew,
golfing, shooting competitions...
 
and, at last...
   

Graduation Day
June 7, 1972
 
Off to new assignments
Transfers
Grad School
Flight school
Marriage
Adventures
Ship, flight, shore & astronaut assignments
   
 


Jumping ahead
 

Marriages
Classmates who "Crossed the Bar"
CG Retirement
New careers
Children & Grand Children
Travel
 

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40th Reunion at CGA
Sept 27-30, Oct 2012


 



see Classmate's SWABO replies
 
Many reached 65 before, on or after
Some celebrating 43 years of marriage
Some celebrating new marriages
Some celebrating not being married
Social Security
Medicare
Retirement from new careers
Starting new careers
Some still sailing the seas
Some still working in jobs they enjoy
Enjoying children & grand children
Dealing with illnesses
Death of family members
Volunteer work
Hobbies
Free Time
Travel
New Adventures
 

 
OMG !!!
Where has the time gone?
 
Take time to live &
enjoy fulfilling your bucket list.