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Class of 1962 – We Remember & Thanks

** Original Contributors

**Lois Bartelme for Mick
A Great Soldier. A wonderful Father and Husband.

**Den & Barbara Benchoff
He had never stepped on a mat, Coach Alitz taught him how to earn 3 Army A’s

**Glen & Ann Blumhardt
When he and George closed on Mike Ditka, they stopped him in his tracts. As Mike jogged back to the Pittsburg huddle, George and Al helped him to his feet. Spitting out most of 5 teeth, all he could say was “Well at least we stopped him”. Defensive Back of the Week

Art Bondshu
6 Army A’s

**Bob & Sue Brogi
As a kid, Bob would climb a tall oak on the North end of Michie to watch Army play
To this day he can still name many of his Black Knight Heroes

Art & Karen Brown
Few balls ever escaped his long reach as he stood tall in his soccer goal.
A major factor in Disney World

Barry and Nancy Butzer
To get through the line I depended especially on three teammates and Classmates,
Mike Casp (our team captain) – at Right Guard, Bill Whitehead – at Center, and Barry Butzer – at Left Guard. They were great Army football players. Barry was Killed in a auto accident several years ago – – Al Rushatz

**Phil & Molly Burns

Ralph & Noel Burr

Mike Casp
To get through the line I depended especially on three teammates and Classmates,
Mike Casp (our team captain) – at Right Guard, Bill Whitehead – at Center, and Barry Butzer – at Left Guard. They were great Army football players. Barry was Killed in an auto accident several years ago – – Al Rushatz

Frank Caufield
Gave the Caufield Crew and Sailing Center

Bob & Paulette Cooper
His first swim was early Beast Barracks along with EK Whiting. His second swim with black paint bucket was with Bob G., Rusty and Eddie to paint ’62 on a Constitution Island rock. The rocks were gray, the 6 was perfect but as he was hanging upside down the 2 was backward. During the swim a barge passed with the wake nearly sending Bob G. to the bottom.
Coop now does Volunteer work in Sudan – Darfur, Nuba Mountains – Hand Pump Repair for clean abundant and disease free water for those who suffer genocide.

Charles & Bettina Darrell
Fritz Stude saw a couple of hoodlums with BB guns – started a Team. West Point got Butch’s Lacrosse stick that Navy learned to fear 10 years later

Robert & Nancy DeVries
Army Football Player
Inspired by John Taylor, coached by Rick with the nucleus of Tank, Russ,
Bob, Bill, Dave, Paul, Dennis, Wayne & Mike, ’62 gave West Point Rugby, a team that has
dominated the sport since its inception.

Bob & Kathy Douglas – Awaiting a dollar from Bob
An attempt to improve on his first couple of days as a Cadet.

Wayne and Kathy Downing
“I want you to think like a bank robber”
Commanded the 26,000 Joint Special Operations Command, an Elite Organization of Delta Force, Navy Seals, Army Rangers, and Special Forces, that for years the Pentagon refused to acknowledge its existence.
His vision established the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, while the General Wayne A Downing Scholarship program offers Army Officers a fully funded graduate education at universities around the world. He was my friend — Jim Kimsey

**John & Hanh Easterbrook
Grandson of Vinegar Joe Stilwell the Commanding General China Burma India Theater WW II
I was basketball manager. My fondest memories were watching Stu Sherard perform. He had the smoothest jump shot I have ever seen, and witnessing him pile up Academy and national records was a real pleasure. He certainly was a very consistent performer.

**Jim & Carol Ellis
Cadet Brigade Commander
Responsible for the recording of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur’s Duty Honor Country Farewell Address to the Cadet Corps – on 12 May 1962.
Commanded 3d Army, “Patton’s Own”

**Marlene Garvey for Dick
A man of intellect, good humor, and calm demeanor, with a wonderful sense of family, and a great friend – John Easterbrook

Thurston A. Griffith (Turk)
Starting guard and key contributor on Army’s 150-pound 1961 football team, and
an outstanding officer. KIA Vietnam 1/17/65 Griffith Hall at Fort Gordon, GA. honors Turk – – John Easterbrook

Harry Hagerty
“You Man Halt”
Twice he heard it, Harry halted for one ran at the other – he had well over 200 hours on “The Area”
No one ever had a better Ranger Buddy

George & Marilyn Handy
M2 Honor Rep, Soccer – A Friend who will stand with you.
George continues to be a part of teams – currently involving East Europeans and Americans in economic growth and stronger security.

**Mack and Eloise Howard
The best lacrosse photo Butch Darrell has ever seen is in our Howitzer – Mack leaping into the air, twisting hard to his left, stick high in the air ready to execute a shot on goal.
Appointed by Ronald Reagan 25 years ago (for life – which he will honor) as US District Judge for Eastern NC and is now Senior Judge. In addition recently stepped down having served 7 years on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (dealing with “spies and terrorists)

**Jim & Jeane Kays
Created the Systems Engineering Dept at West Point and was 1st Department Head
Gave 26 Years to the 150’s

Jim Kimsey
Founded AOL
Kimsey Athletic Center – South end of Blaik Field, Home of Army Football

**George & Karen Kirschenbauer
“Kirschenbauer, Kirschenbauer, I saw George Kirschenbauer hit a home run over the roof of Cullum Hall!” Comment by son of Mr. Link (PE Dept.) when George’s name was mentioned, Spring of 2006, at Coach Alitz’s funeral.

John & Margaret Landry
He wore Stars, earned Army A’s with the 150’s, Retired with 2 Stars

Bob & Janice Loupe

Bob’s keen sense of humor and loquacious personality always kept the basketball team in high spirits and the airways of KDET lively. Bob, however, will always be remembered for scoring the winning basket during the Army-Navy basketball game of 1962. In the waning moments of the game with both Stu & Al out, he brought the ball up court, his eyes became fixed on the basket, he drove to it, and lifted the ball to the final points of the game.

** Morin for Carl
Carl led his High School Team in stopping Bob Anderson ’61 in his tracks.
A loving, caring Father and Husband and a Solider who was a credit to West Point

David & Barbara McLaughlin
As Plebes Dave asked Lee Taylor “Will you teach me” – two years later when they placed winning certificates on General Stillwell’s desk, he said “Do not do that again”.
They did it again and General Stilwell approved Judo as an Academy Club.

Wayne & Tatjana Parker
Inspired by John Taylor, coached by Rick with the nucleus of Tank, Russ,
Bob, Bill, Dave, Paul, Dennis, Wayne & Mike, ’62 gave West Point Rugby, a team that has
dominated the sport since its inception.

Jack & Suzy Reavill
He had 5 days less as a Cadet than we.
Doug Morgan had to help him dress and get to class, team mates told him his assignment for the play.
He only knows he attended our Ring Hop because he has a picture – all the result of a concussion from football practice.

Frank Reasoner
Frank once told me that he wanted 3 things – 30 Years in the Marine Corps, own a bar outside the Main Gate of a Marine Base and Earn the Medal of Honor. Frank was Killed in Action 12 July 1965. He was Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions – – a Wrestling Teammate

**Alfred & Lynda Rushatz
6 Army A’s
An All American in Football & Wrestling

Inspirational Guide in Creating the 62′ Room in Arvin Gym

Bill & Jeane Scheer
Inspired by John Taylor, coached by Rick with the nucleus of Tank, Russ,
Bob, Bill, Dave, Paul, Dennis, Wayne & Mike, ’62 gave West Point Rugby, a team that has
dominated the sport since its inception.

George & Diana Schein
Chairman of the Cadet Honor Committee

Ron & Margaret Stock
June Week he stood an Officers Board to insure he was tall enough to be Commissioned
At our 50th a photo shows him coming up to the waist of our tallest attendee

John Taylor
Inspired by John Taylor, coached by Rick with the nucleus of Tank, Russ,
Bob, Bill, Dave, Paul, Dennis, Wayne and Mike, ’62 gave West Point Rugby, a team that has
dominated the sport since its inception. Both Women’s and Men’s Rugby are now a Corps Squad.

Lee Taylor and ingrid Starer
As Plebes Dave McLaughlin asked Lee “Will you teach me” – two years later when they placed winning certificates on General Stillwell’s desk, he said “Do not do that again”.
They did it again and General Stillwell approved Judo as an Academy Club.

**John & Peggy Wagner
L-1 Cadet Company Commander

William C. Whitehead
To get through the line I depended especially on three teammates and Classmates,
Mike Casp (our team captain) – at Right Guard, Bill Whitehead – at Center, and
Barry Butzer – at Left Guard. They were great Army football players. Bill was Killed in Action Vietnam 6/20/68 – – Al Rushatz

Ronald L. Zinn
First cadet to be selected to a USA Olympic team; competed in race-walking at
the 1960 Olympics and was top American finisher in the 20K race. Also a key
contributor on the Academy cross-country and track teams. Ron was Killed in Action Vietnam 7/7/65 – – John Easterbrook

For the 815 Classmates who became the West Point Class of 1962 – July 1958

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WHO WAS THIS ??
His Dad took him to the ’53 Army Duke Game. He still recalls the sound of
The Bugles, The Drums, The Chanting –
The Incessant Chanting – GO! GO!! GO!!!

Jim Kimsey
Founded AOL
Kimsey Athletic Center – South end of Blaik Field, Home of Army Football

Wayne and Kathy Downing
“I want you to think like a bank robber”
Commanded the 26,000 Joint Special Operations Command, an Elite Organization of Delta Force, Navy Seals, Army Rangers, and Special Forces, that for years the Pentagon refused to acknowledge its existence.
His vision established the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, while the General Wayne A Downing Scholarship program offers Army Officers a fully funded graduate education at universities around the world. He was my friend — Jim Kimsey

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