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Classmates Who Left

Last Revised:  11/03/12 05:06:54 PM

     Remembering those who left

This list below was started with names from the 1969 USCGA Year Book.  Classmates who left swab summer, during swab year or who missed the year book printing may not be in this list.

Help fill out this list

Send in the first names, missing names and/or any current info you can remember or have for these classmates.  If you see errors in the names, let me know those too.

1/12/06 - from Chuck McCarthy - Mark, I found my list of cadets sworn into the class of 1972. I got this from the registrar when we were planning our 20th reunion. These should fill in some blanks.

Changes submitted by Chuck are shown in red below.  Thank you Chuck for your help - Mark Noll

7/16/08 - NOTE:    (#4) - Number in parenthesis refers to corresponding numbered note below the  list.
              

  1. Bradford S. Adams

  2. William W. Albon

  3. Douglas Bennett

  4. John Boggs - Left 1970 (#33)

  5. Harry Bohm  (#15)
       

  6. James Booth

  7. S. Bor

  8. John Boyd - Jack,  Long Is,  NY

  9. Brad Bullington (Bullwinkle) (#44)

  10. C. Burris
       

  11. William Ceglarz

  12. Ed Clark (#42)
    Dec 03 - Park Ranger in FL

  13. Michael Clisham - Left:  1969
    Dec 03 - Podiatrist in Baltimore

  14. Kelly Coker

  15. Will Corbin  (#47)
       

  16. Steve Cunningham

  17. Frederick Daniels

  18. Richard Davidson

  19. Earl Dean

  20. Mike Devlin
       

  21. Dennis Diehl  (#4)   

  22. David Dilley

  23. Al Doucette

  24. William Eimstad

  25. Michael Farrar

 

 

 

 

  1. Larry Fields

  2. J. Finklea

  3. Bob Friday

  4. Wayne Frindell

  5. Jay Gerner
       

  6. James Gilroy

  7. Al Greene Left CGA:  1969

  8. Steve Heath

  9. Rich Hilderbrand

  10. Larry Hobbs
       

  11. Thomas Hushbeck

  12. Jerry Jacobson

  13. Gregg Jozwick

  14. William Lannert
  15. Harvey Laprade  (#17)
       
  16. David Lynch
  17. Victor McLachan
  18. Jack McGuinnis
  19. Jay Miller  (#25)
  20. Jim Moore  (#3)
        

  21. Jim Mortensen
  22. Ralph Morgan
  23. James Muffet
  24. George T. Nelson
  25. Joseph Nowak  (#5) 
        
  26. Dave Noyes
  27. Edmond O'Brien  (#7)
  28. Michael Rahn
  29. Romulo Penera
  30. Robert Rich Peterson

  1. Henry Piaskowski
  2. William Pixley
  3. Steve Putnam

  4. Carlos Raspberry
  5. John Reed
       

  6. Jeff Salituri
  7. Jim Specht
  8. George (Gary) Swisher  (#12)   
  9. Joseph Tamargo
  10. Randal T. Tucker
       
  11. Robert Wilson
  12. Tom Husbeck  (#48)
  13. Dave Secor (Dog Meat) (#49)

Additional Classmates
Identified

See List of Classmates Sworn In
 (#4) - Number in parenthesis refers to numbered notes  below this  list.

(#1)  Howie Canada
(#2)  Phil Abbott
(#6)  Dave Reedy
(#8)  Pete Rouseleau
(#9)  Barry Harrison
(#10)  Tommy Thompson
(#11)  ?? Coon
(#13)  Lane Harvey
(#14)  Will Corbin
(#16)  Kit Carson
(#18)  ?? Sprittmatter
(#19)  ?? Foscue
(#20)  Jim Coe
(#21)  Bob Carr
(#22)  Ed Page
(#23)  Dave Youngs
(#24)  Chuck Nagel
(#25)  Jim Trimble
(#26)  Greg Goodwin
(#27)  Randy Tucker
(#28)  Jim Specht
(#29)  Barry Oliver
(#29)  Robert or Rich Peterson 
          C. Burris
       
D. Secor 
        Mike? Rahn 
        R Starkey
        Gary? Kosinski 
        G. Goodwin 
        D. Turner
(#30)  Woodrow Vaughn
(#31)  Gary McCaffrey
(#32)  Robert Schooling
        or Brian Schooling
(#34)  Don Porth
(#35)  Paul Duddy
(#36)  Jerry Kosinski
(#37)  Richard Epps
(#38)  Narrie Travis
(#39)  John Boyd
(#40)  Steve Switala
(#41)  Richard Davidson
(#43)  Greg Wolf
(#45)  ??? Hudson
(#46)  ???  ??????
      

Additional Names and Updates
submitted by Classmates

1/24/06 - Check the List of Classmates Sworn In for Class of '1972

  1. Howie Canada
      
    1/14/06 - Submitted by Mike Hathaway
        I remember Howie Canada left early ‹ third or fourth class year, I think. His older brother was on the CGA staff at the time (a LT if my memory serves me right.
      
       1/15/06 - Submitted by
    Dave Walts
      
    Howard Canada went back to St. Louis and was a bank official.
      
  2. Phil Abbott - 1/14/06 - Submitted by Jim McCathy
        Here's another couple I just remembered. Phill Abbott ????? Ferchette (I think that is right...maybe that is AL Douchette ??? (left swab summer))
      
  3. Jimmy Moore - 1/14/06 - Submitted by  Hampton Beasley 
         I still keep in touch loosely with Jimmy Moore...he was from Somers, CT. Jimmy and his wife Sue Moore live in Acton, Mass I believe, and his email address is js-moore@comcast.net.
          
  4. Denny Diehl - 1/14/06 - Submitted by  Hampton Beasley 
          I roomed first part of swab year with Denny Diehl, who went back home to his home town somewhere in the midwest, St. Louis maybe. I remember hearing some time later he had been badly injured in a car or motorcycle accident.
            
  5. Joe Nowak - 1/14/06 - Submitted by  Hampton Beasley 
          Joe Nowak went back home also, in or near Chicago rings a bell. There was a group of 7 or 8 of us who spent something of a lost weekend in New York with him as a send-off when he departed.
      
  6. Dave Reedy - 1/14/06 - Submitted by Tony Stimatz 
       Dave Reedy
      
  7. Ed O'Brien - 1/15/06 - Submitted by Dave Walts
       Ed O'Brien enlisted in US Army after resigning, because draft was imminent. Became a Korean interpreter. After one enlistment in the Army got out and eventually moved to Ocean City Maryland and worked up to detective in the OC Police Department. Info about ten years old.
      
  8. Pete Rouseleau (sp?) - 1/15/06 - Submitted by Jim Cooper
      
    Thanks for all the emails. Good way to keep up with all the happenings. Re: classmates who didn't finish - a couple came to mind, don't have the complete names (or spelling) in some cases but I know someone does: Pete Rouseleau, Barry Harrison, "Tommy" Thompson (was q-back for frosh team), ? Coon (was in Section 12, headed by the infamous Dave Reichl). All I can think of for now. Update on my stats - listed as from Seattle, please add, currently living in Palmer, AK. Thanks. Keep all the good things coming!
      
  9. Barry Harrison - 1/15/06 - Submitted by Jim Cooper
      
    Classmates who didn't finish - a couple came to mind, don't have the complete names (or spelling) in some cases but I know someone does: Barry Harrison.
       
  10. "Tommy" Thompson - 1/15/06 - Submitted by Jim Cooper
       
    "Tommy" Thompson (was q-back for frosh team).
  11. ??? Coon - 1/15/06 - Submitted by Jim Cooper
       ??? Coon
    (was in Section 12, headed by the infamous Dave Reichl). 
       
  12. George (Gary ??) Swisher - 1/15/06 - Submitted by Norm Henslee
      
    I see Gary Swisher listed. I don't know his "given" name but we all knew him as George Swisher. I was his room mate for several makes and when he left. I know it was George, not Gary.
  13. Lane Harvey - 1/19/06 - Submitted by Buck Baley
      
    I've recently been in contact with Lane Harvey -- he was in our platoon with Ed Dennehy Swab Summer -- "wife" of Laird Hail, if I remember correctly. He indicated he was going to contact you -- if not, here's his
    Email: 
    lhlaw@mvn.net 
    Web:
      http://harveylaw-1.lawoffice.com/DynamicAttorneys.shtml?wldpid=2755781_1&mailpag ename=ObfuscatedForm&p=yes
      
    1/20/06 - Submitted by Jim McCarthy
      
    Here's a former classmates that I remembered was there at the Acad... for a while.  Lane Harvey ??? 
      
  14. Will Corbin - 1/19/06 - Submitted by Chris Oberst
      
    I've stayed in contact with Will Corbin (left middle of 3rd class year).  I checked with him if he minded being added to the class list and he said it would be ok.  Will Corbin - wilcor@aol.com
      
  15. Harry Bohm - 1/19/06 - Submitted by Chris Oberst
      
    I've stayed in contact with Harry Bohm (left middle 2nd class year).  I checked with him if he minded being added to the class list and he said it would be ok.  Harry Bohm - hebohm@aol.com
       
  16. Kit Carson - 1/19/06 - Submitted by Norm Henslee
      
    I can't remember if he graduated or not but who can forget Kit Carson the infamous skit writer for "Charlie" Company, renowned for his complete gross out of upperclassmen at the tattoo skits. I know Fred Gill and Hank Blaney would remember him.
      
  17. Harvey Laprade - 1/20/06 - Submitted by Jim "Tiger" McCarthy
      
    Here's a former classmates that I remembered was there at the Acad... for a while.   Harvey Laprade Lane Harvey ??? Sprittmatter ... medically released when he had a slipped on water in a stairwell and ...well he had to have a serious operation.
       
  18. ?? Sprittmatter - 1/20/06 - Submitted by Jim "Tiger" McCarthy
      
    Here's a former classmates that I remembered was there at the Acad... for a while.   Sprittmatter ... medically released when he had a slipped on water in a stairwell and ...well he had to have a serious operation.
      
  19. ?? Foscue - 1/14/06 - Submitted by Tony Stimatz 
        Foscue (I think his dad was stationed/employed in the Canal Zone when he entered) will forever be remembered by those in Section 12, Reichel's Raiders, for sending Pinapple Neal's girlfriend an obscene, profane and derogatory letter which resulted in several memorable or forgettable days of continuous swabs out. The irony was Foscue had submitted his resignation letter and was exempt from the physical activities.
       
  20. Jim Coe - 1/21/06 - Submitted by John Shannonhouse 
        Jim Coe left end of Swab summer. He was in Echo company and an avid sailor. He left on a medical, I think. 
      
  21. Bob Carr - 1/21/06 - Submitted by Jim Rohn 
        Great job on the Home Page, keep up the fantastic work! I know it is just a hobby.... A couple of classmates come to mind that I didn't see on the list: Bob Carr.   Makes you relive SWAB YEAR all over again!
       
  22. Ed Page - 1/21/06 - Submitted by Jim Rohn 
        A couple of classmates come to mind that I didn't see on the list: Ed Page.  Makes you relive SWAB YEAR all over again!
      
  23. Dave Youngs - 1/21/06 - Submitted by Jim Rohn 
        A couple of classmates come to mind that I didn't see on the list:
    Look alike Dave Youngs from Modesto, CA.   Makes you relive SWAB YEAR all over again!
      
  24. Chuck Nagel - 1/21/06 - Submitted by Jim Rohn 
        A couple of classmates come to mind that I didn't see on the list: Chuck Nagel from CO, I believe some had mentioned him in an email.  Makes you relive SWAB YEAR all over again!
       
       1/23/06 - Submitted by
    Greg Johnson
      
    Charles (Chuck) Nagel - After swab year, Chuck left CGA and went back home near Denver CO. On an Idler's trip in November of '69 or early winter of '70, we flew to Southern CA via Coast Guard Air, a C-130, for a week long tour to give concerts at the Navy League Annual Convention in Orange County, at Disneyland, and on a TV program or two. On the way, the plane had mechanical difficulties that forced us to land in Denver. We stayed the night there. Barry Oliver and I called Chuck and he hooked up with us at the motel we were staying and partied with us. A good time was had by all. Somebody in the Navy League with bucks, swung for the cost of a commercial plane ride to Orange County. Who knows what happened to the C-130!!!. I remember we were traveling in uniform, and we gave a mini concert to those on the commercial plane and they loved it. Of course with the engine noise and pressure problems in the cabin, it was very hard to keep on key, but then nobody on the plane could really hear how bad or good we were anyway. Not sure what happened to Chuck.
       
  25. Jim Trimble & Jay Miller - 1/21/06 - Submitted by Steve Sheek 
        I have tracked down Jim Trimble who was my roommate for the first make of swab year along with Jay Miller. He is a manager for AEP a power company and lives in Longview, Texas. Please add his name to the list.
      
  26. Greg Goodwin - 1/23/06 - Submitted by Bob Hallock 
        Good morning and Happy New Year. A name that I don't see on the list was Greg Goodwin who was from Texas and lived with me first semester of swab year. I'm pretty sure that he left, maybe even before the end of the first semester and was headed to Tulane for pre-med. 
      
  27. Randy Tucker - 1/23/06 - Submitted by Rich Buckingham 
        Wow! Talk about a blast from the past! On and off for years I have tried to remember the name of my first "wife" at the factory. He didn't even last a month -- he was gone by the middle of July 68. But even so, I had some poignant memories of what we had endured together in that short time. So a took a few moments to peruse the list to see if his name might jump out at me... And there he was: Randy ("Randal C.") Tucker ! Thanks guys. Also, for your info, Jim ("Spider") Specht was (and probably still is) a school teacher in Oregon, and married to Marta (also a teacher). If I can dig up a phone # and e-mail I will send it along. You may recall that he was a bit of a wrestling standout during his two years at CGA. He left in early June of 1970, right after he found out that his hometown Selective Service Board was going to count his almost two years at CGA as totally satisfying his military obligation! So he didn't have to worry about the draft at that point. He was a free spirit if ever there was one! We kept in touch on & off over the years. But I lost touch with him about 8 or 9 years ago. 
       
  28. Jim Specht - 1/23/06 - Submitted by Rich Buckingham 
        Also, for your info, Jim ("Spider") Specht was (and probably still is) a school teacher in Oregon, and married to Marta (also a teacher). If I can dig up a phone # and e-mail I will send it along. You may recall that he was a bit of a wrestling standout during his two years at CGA. He left in early June of 1970, right after he found out that his hometown Selective Service Board was going to count his almost two years at CGA as totally satisfying his military obligation! So he didn't have to worry about the draft at that point. He was a free spirit if ever there was one! We kept in touch on & off over the years. But I lost touch with him about 8 or 9 years ago. 
      
  29. Barry Oliver - 1/23/06 - Submitted by Greg Johnson 
        OK. I took Tiger's challenge because my first wife in B-CO, Barry Oliver, should have been on the list but was not. Barry Oliver was my first Bravo CO wife. I believe Barry left prior to finishing 3rd class year. Last I saw Barry was at an Idler's reunion in 1998. He lived near Boston, was married, had a couple children, and worked as a communications engineer. 
       So I went back into the 69 yearbook and looked up the Class of 72 in Bravo and found some others.
       Those who graduated: 
          Gary Swan, Rich Withers, Ed Thompson, Bobby Wells, Frank Sambor, Steve Ziomek
          Bruce McCurdy, Jim Norton, Kip Lawrence, John Malmrose, Tom Meisenzahl, Bob Hallock
          Chico Morales, Gary Heil, Greg Johnson, Ben Abiles, John Giglio, Bobby Brooks,
          Woody Collins Butch Aurich, Marty Eager, Art Corstick, Pete Dolan, Gary Frago,
          Joe Blanchard, and Mel Demmitt
    Those who did not graduate (only two were on the web page list): 
        
    Robert or Rich Peterson (on the list) 
        
    C. Burris (on the list) 
        
    D. Secor 
        
    Mike? Rahn 
        
    R Starkey
        Gary? Kosinski 
        G. Goodwin 
        D. Turner

       
      
  30. Woodrow Vaughn - 1/24/06 - Submitted by Ben Stoppe 
        My wife & I broke out the '72 yearbook last night & went through the below list vs. the group of on-site, soon-to-be-classmates, who helped so many of us get through Swab Summer way back in 1968. I seem to remember that there were ten, but we could only come up w/ nine names, which are: 
            James Alderson        Greg Lapp         Terry Newell       Thomas Parr       Danny SanRomani
            Michael Shidle            William Turek     Robert Vail         
    Woodrow Vaughn
        Maybe one of that illustrious group can fill-in my memory whether the above list is correct.  Boy, lots of memories........
       
  31. Gary McCaffrey - 1/24/06 - Submitted by Jim McCarthy
      
    Also, what about Gary McCaffrey who reverted into out class during his 2/c year (I think it was then) due the CGA's strict adherence to 2.00000000000000000 GPA and after making up for his failed classes, he tried (but again..my memory fails me... DAM...need more Ginkgo-60mg ...maybe 100 mgs or more is needed in my case ...LOL) ... to get back into his class but that was a no-go ...so he graduated in out class.
       
  32. Robert Schooling - 1/24/06 - Submitted by Carl Smith
      
    I believe the missing name is Robert Schooling known as Rags. He hurt his back and was on medical leave for months. He was from the Sacramento area, which is why I remembered him.
      
    Brian Schooling - 1/24/06 - Submitted by Tony Stimatz
       
    Brian Schooling comes to mind. I believe that was the name of our "reverter" coxswain for the infamous lime raid on the Odd Fellows Home. In dark of night before the first home football game we borrowed a monomoy and a few bags of lime and rowed across the river to leave a giant 72 in the grass on the hill. On our way back the fog set in and Brian said not to worry, that he would keep his face pointed in the right direction to get us back across to CGA. (The first heads up display?) Fortunately, we made land fall at Jacob's Rock where there ensued a ten minute "who goes there" exchange with people on shore until we determined that we were all Swabs on a mission. It was a great sight so see our class number in white for some time and then to see it come out in dark green against the other grass in the spring. Hope this helps jog a memory.
       
  33. John Boggs - 1/24/06 - Submitted by John Boggs
       
    Not sure but I think I might be the oldest in the class - Melnick might be a player but he has been into space and has probably - if Al was correct - become younger - think I saw him in bracers at the reunion so he is about 14 or so - Butler was also ancient - but he is a lawyer so will argue..... so who knows ............. I have these words as an old fart..... 
        It is absolutely the "'72 way" how the Class is going about rounding up those who left early. I think about the 30+ years I spent wondering what my "wives" were up to and if Hugh Grant was still taking guys to gay bars and if Pat Stillman remembers the Nixon inauguration weekend - we lived through it Pat. I refused to make contact thinking I would not be accepted and then I said to me self...... what the hell........ and then the 30th reunion and I have been kicking myself since cause I didn't do it earlier. I know our classmates are having the same great thoughts and recalling those same indelible memories that we experienced. 
        They are realizing they are members of the Class of '72 and I don't give a shit if they left Swab summer or after X years - they are Classmates. Since I reunited, events have had a profound impact on how I will approach the coming years. I have a load of friends in the Class of '72 and I hope those classmates we run down will feel the same. It matters not that we have not seen each other for many years..... the bond is there. I intend to be at future reunions and it would be fitting if others who left early would do the same. My sincere thanks to Mark Noll and Tiger for pressing on with this. You guys are Sierra Hotel as is .....the Class of '72.
      
  34. Don Porth - 1/24/06 - Submitted by Bill Bannister
      
    You (John Boggs) may be right about being the oldest but I'm not sure. My first "wife" in Section 10 who resigned just a few weeks into swab summer was Don Porth and he was an enlisted Coastie who got into the Academy. I don't know how old he was, just that he seemed older than the rest of us. Maybe Chuck, our super-sleuth, can track down birthdates to go along with the names.
      
  35. Paul Duddy - 1/25/06 - Submitted by Jim Cooper
    Mark,  Back to the original question from Ben - Another name to add to the reverters is Paul Duddy. You might not remember but I broke my leg swab summer wrestling Coach Eldridge, anyway Paul wanted to go on a little unauthorized libo and convinced me to lie in his bed with my head covered so when rack check was done (on him), he was "accounted for"! That must have been where I learned my "liberties" at cga. Nice hearing from all you guys! You are all so old!!!! Dang, where has the time gone. I will toast all of you though, my wife, Cheri and I are down in Puerto Vallarta on vacation. Need the heat to evaporate all the moisture from the pacific northwest.  Coop
      
  36. Jerry Kosinski - 1/31/06 - Submitted by Chico Morales
    Going back to an old topic:  I have two names to add to the list. Jerry Kosinski and Richard Epps.  
       My friend Susan Coleman (use to be Susan Couchon when we were cadets) sent me some info on Jerry. She dated Richard Epps, then Barry Oliver, then Jerry Kosinski, all who ended up leaving the Academy early. After Jerry, I stopped fixing her up with classmates. I don't know how many 72's have children who went to the Academy, but I never could convince any of my four sons to go there. I just got news that Susan's only son got an appointment to the Academy. I guess that's as close as I'll ever get to having an offspring at CGA. - Chico Morales
      
  37. Richard Epps - 1/31/06 - Submitted by Chico Morales
    Going back to an old topic:  I have two names to add to the list. Jerry Kosinski and Richard Epps.  
       My friend Susan Coleman (use to be Susan Couchon when we were cadets) sent me some info on Jerry. She dated Richard Epps, then Barry Oliver, then Jerry Kosinski, all who ended up leaving the Academy early. After Jerry, I stopped fixing her up with classmates. I don't know how many 72's have children who went to the Academy, but I never could convince any of my four sons to go there. I just got news that Susan's only son got an appointment to the Academy. I guess that's as close as I'll ever get to having an offspring at CGA. - Chico Morales
       
    1/31/06 - Submitted by
    Tony Stimatz
      
    Dick Epps, wow haven't thought of him in awhile. 
       Paul Barger (nicknamed Garçon by Warpo Bergman) and I roomed with Dick Swab Year. He would sleep everywhere, even on his feet at the back of the classroom. He also smoked like a chimney. They finally sent him to Hospital for observation for 48 hours. He slept the whole time then came back to our room and slept some more. That was a serious stress reaction.
       
    2/03/06 - Submitted by
    Steve Poole
      
    Ah, good old Echo Company swab year.  Epps & I reported around to various members of '70 almost every Saturday, Rodino & Spackman were definitely my favorites.  I have some pictures somewhere of the afternoon we spent bringing everything in our rooms out into the passageway while wearing one of every clothing item we owned. 
       
  38. Narrie Travis - 1/31/06 - Submitted by Mike Crye
      
    Narrie and Wittmeyer took more than their share of hazing.  I know the second class gave Narrie a whole set of "adopted" favorite activities that he had to recite that was a complete departure from his regular demeanor.  It was funny but no doubt torture for him.
       Re: the hazing on the Eagle that continued in the second class work room where we had to curl sandbangs and spent a lot of time on the imaginary benches.  I don't know about being better off for having ti endure it, but I can say that pain is a relative term.  Funny how you can sort of set it aside sometimes.
       

  39. John Boyd - 1/31/06 - Submitted by Jack Boyd   <Jack.Boyd@dcma.mil>
       Hello Mark - I stop by the class of 72 web site from time to time.
       I resigned in September of 1969. I have nothing but fond memories of my time at USCGA. I worked my way through college after leaving and earned a graduate degree as well. I have been married for 28 years and have 2 grown daughters - one who is an English Professor and another who is studying nursing. I am a senior manager with the Defense Contract Management Agency and I am also drawing a little NY State Teachers pension.
       Enough bio stuff. I was very sorry to hear about Bill Fels who I roomed with for most of my first year. He was a terrific fellow.
       If you don't mind, please include my email address on the site Jack.Boyd@dcma.mil
       I wasn't smart enough to acquire photos while at the Academy. I have always wanted to get my hands on some pics that I am in from the Escanaba cruise to the Mediterranean in 1969. Perhaps we could post this request at your site. - Kindest regards, Jack Boyd
       

  40. Steve Switala - 1/31/06 - Submitted by Hugh Grant
      
    OK, I couldn't hold back anymore.  The guy I remember who left early was Steve Switala.  I think it was when we came back from Eagle cruise swab summer.  I was in Reichl's Raiders, Section 12, along with Tommy Yearout and the other latecomers, guys with feet too big, guys who couldn't swim; you know the cream of the crop !!!!!
       Anyway, we came up to the 4th deck, D wing and there was this poor guy, about 6 feet 3, covered in sweat, from Section 11.  We really thought he was going to die and I think he did too.  We nicknamed him Sweatala because he was always in trouble (guess some of that rubbed off through proximity) and suddenly he was gone.  Now, the reason I can't forget his name is somehow I ended up with a pair of his white bellbottoms with his name properly stenciled on the waistband.  Much to Donna's chagrin, I have kept those whites all this time.  He seemed like a good guy.  Probably a CEO by now.
       

  41. Richard Davidson - 2/2//06 - Submitted by Terry Newell
       I too can’t resist the urge to talk about one of our classmates who decided to depart the zoo early…Rich Davidson, my 72 summer swab wife, or he might have been my wife during first make…details lol . Anyway, Rich was a California boy (Riverside in SoCal), and he struggled to keep up with the extra curricular activities (i.e., butts-muzzles and zulu), but gave it his all and was a trooper. He received a letter from his high school girl friend announcing her pregnancy, and he went wild (a whole another story there). Rich was gone within the week, and I missed the big lug. We exchanged letters, and at one point he said his draft board had given him notice and that he was heading to Canada. I never heard from him again, until, get
    this, he looked me up when I was a LT in old D11 in Long Beach circa 1979/80. His ex-wife called me and said that Rich would be in town for a few days and that he wanted to get together. I was flabbergasted, and agreed. Rich and his ex-wife came over to my house for dinner, and Rich said he was down from Canada to visit his kid, whom his ex-wife was raising. He would sneak across the border once a year or so to see his family. Rich had become a Canadian citizen, and was living and raising a family in Victoria, BC, where he was a radio disk jockey. He wanted to hear all about the CG, and we
    talked about how classmates were doing (I told him Lardass was still a loser, etc). He said he would stay in touch, but I never heard from him again. I always wondered if he accepted the draft dodger amnesty offered later…if anyone has any updates on Rich, please sing out. - Newelli Sends
       

  42. Ed Clark - 2/03//06 - Submitted by Ben Abiles
       Tom's comments about Ed Clark brought me back to swab year.  I believe  Ed was on the rifle team.  I sat with him at a meal at least once.  I  recall he ate A-1 Steak sauce with everything...even on ice cream.  It may  not have been his favorite sauce, but I guess as a swab, you'd do a lot of  things for carry on once in a while.
       I went home with Ed to Florida during one break.  Glad to hear he's in  this state.  I'll have to try and find him. - Ben
       

  43. Greg Wolf - 2/03//06 - Submitted by John Malmrose
       I remember Greg Wolf. He was my first roommate Swab Summer. He left fairly early, so I did not get to know him well, but he made a very positive impression on me. He was a gentleman. I remember when we were first paired up, I thought to myself that if he could make it, I could make it. Then he quit, and I wasn't so sure if I could make it any more. (I also remember Mappa because he fell asleep so often in summer academic classes. He had a lot of white chalk eraser marks on his blues.) (Then there was the dude I loaned $20 to only to learn he left the Academy the next day.)
       

  44. Brad Bullington - 2/03//06 - Submitted by Loren Marovelli
       Does anyone remember Brad Bullington ???  Well, I do upon occasion. We became friends during my 4/c year Guest Visits down to "A" Company reporting to a 2/c Mike Neal aka the "Pineapple".
       I remember the 4/c in "A" Company showing a "lot of compassion" for any classmate who "suffered the misfortune" of passing through their company area. Unusually "hostile territory" as best I remember.
       Brad, was a tall kid, with some difficulty focusing his eyes (wore glasses) and always seemed to be "squinting". Being from SoCAL, I took him home a few times to PA during our 4th and 3rd class years. We would take the train into NY City for "amusement" and drink (18 years old), was legal there.
       The Guy was "SMART". I can remember him, "never cracking a book" until the night before an exam. Turning in his bluebook 20 minutes early and "Aceing" the damn tests.
       I  discovered later that he had a "photographic type memory".
       He left during 2nd class summer. I looked him up after graduation while stationed in Long Beach. He married a local gal, whose parents had a place in Newport Beach and was working for FLUOR as a Piping Design Engineer. He graduated from UCLA as a Chenical Engineer. I sort of lost track of him once I left for Ann Arbor and U of M.  -  MARV
       
    2/03/06 - Submitted by
    Tony Stimatz
      
    I’m sure Lardass was in touch with Brad up through graduation, since we stayed with Brad during our cross-country jaunt to California and back over spring leave 1/c year.  John, I hope you will tell the tale.  I will always remember our 72 hour auto&truck hitchhiking adventure from Anaheim to New London with only a bag of dried apricots to eat.
       

  45. ??? Hudson - 2/04//06 - Submitted by Scott Jones
        I seem to remember a guy named Hudson. California guy; swimmer maybe. Left early.
      

  46. ???  ?????? - 2/04//06 - Submitted by Scott Jones
        Also there is the unverified legend of the guy who pulled up in a muscle car on reporting day and asked one of the 2/c where to park. He was informed that he couldn't have a car at the Academy, whereupon this wise soul got back in his car and drove away.
      

  47. 10/26/07 from: Will Corbin  to: John Larned  - I'm guessing that all postings to the class website go through you, so here's one for the list:

    Wanted to thank the class for its warm welcome back for a former member who didn't quite make it to graduation. It was great to see that familiar faces were still at least vaguely familiar 38 years later. Some of you have changed a little.

    How did I know Hathaway (who hasn't) would be the first member of the class to sport an earring?

    I was thoroughly impressed with the general level of success of CGA 72's members, both in the Guard (lotta stripes represented there; pretty scary to a guy who always got nervous around that much brass) and beyond. Especially considering that the last time I saw many of you, you were working very hard at being total screw-ups. You know who you are (and I naturally count myself in that group).

    Thanks to the committee for a delightful weekend, and for the Class of '72 baseball cap and jacket. I feel as if I'm wearing them under at least slightly false pretenses, but they should come in handy if I'm ever boarded for a "courtesy" inspection by the local Coasties. (Along with the 1968 CGM I received on arrival at the academy, which I still use when I forget how to start a splice).

    If any of you find yourselves on Florida's Gulf Coast, please holler. You have a place to stay in Fort Walton Beach. Our e-mail is wilcor@aol.com; telephones are xxx-xxx-xxxx (home) and xxx-xxx-xxxx (my cell). - Will Corbin

      

  48. 12/12/07 - from: Tom Hushbeck - After all these years I stumbled on the web site for the Class of ’72. I left at the end of Swab Year with a medical discharge and moved back to Oklahoma. Attended U of MO-Rolla and then Oklahoma State obtaining a degree in Civil Engineering. Since graduation I have been in the oil refining business in Illinois and Wyoming. At present I am in charge of field construction for major projects for Frontier Refining in Cheyenne, WY. I have been married for 37 years with 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Right now I own one of the biggest and best boats in Wyoming and travel the country cruising and fishing when I can. I hope this will help fill out a small amount of information on a great site. Thanks for keeping it going. Thomas (Tom) I. Hushbeck Nickname (Rosie) Home: Tulsa, Oklahoma Present Home: Cheyenne, Wyoming e-mail: thushbeck@frontieroil-chey.com
        

  49. 12/20/07 - from: Dave Secor - Mark, I was in Bravo Co., departing October 3, 1969. 3/c cruise on the Castle Rock to London & Copenhagen. After leaving CGA, I joined the Penna. State Police, retiring in 1997. Began a career in investments and am now in politics. Married 27 years, two daughters and a grandson. Please pass on my email to any who would like to correspond. - Dave David M. Secor Franklin Co. Treasurer, 157 LWE, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201 dmsecor@co.franklin.pa.us