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Stephens president lauds MMA ‘launching pad’ Dr. Wendy Libby, president of Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., told more than 500 people in attendance at the Missouri Military Academy 2006 Graduation Exercises that her four-year women’s college and the all-male military boarding school actually had a great deal in common. “We are both small, private and single gender in our enrollment,” she told MMA’s 117th Corps of Cadets, families, faculty, alumni and friends. “We are training grounds and launching pads for instilling in our graduates an understanding of the interrelatedness of the world and all the cultures that form our global community.” MMA graduated 46 seniors and promoted 28 eighth-graders from MMA Middle School to the High School on May 28 at Centennial Gymtorium. Libby told the audience

Stephens College President Dr. Wendy Libby was the keynote speaker for the graduation of 117th Corps of Cadets senior class on May 28 in Centennial Gymtorium. She spoke on continuing to learn and making use of the tools honed at Missouri Military Academy. (Photo by Steve Biggers Photography)

that her “pearl of wisdom” for the cadets was that “You never

stop learning. You already know much … and this foun-

dation (at MMA) will give you the capacity to think critically, form opinions and solve problems.” She concluded by sharing the 10 ideals Stephens attempts to instill in its students, and suggesting the MMA cadets would use those gifts well – respect, courage and persistence, independence, support for others, sensitivity, responsibility, belief in self, creativity, intelligence and leadership. Dr. Libby became the 23rd president of Stephens in July 2003, and put forth a strategic planning initiative which has the school enrollment on the increase and several new programs instituted. The MMA Parents-Alumni Committee presented the Academy with a check for more than $481,000. (Seestory, Page 8.)

Detmer, Rosales top list of award winners Valedictorian Eric Detmer of Rushville, Ill., led a class of 46 seniors at the Missouri Military Academy final awards and Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 28, in Centennial Gymtorium. Detmer received the Dr. James C. Olson Award for the senior with the highest academic average and the MMA plaque for the highest scholastic average from Maj. Frank

Giuseffi, director of studies. Winning the plaques for highest scholarship in the other grades were freshman Jared Sullivan of O’Fallon, Ill.; sophomore Alex Blum of Houston, Texas; and junior Alex Cheng of Chicago, Ill. Cheng also won the Fritsch Plaque and $975 stipend for academic excellence, discipline, honor and service to MMA.

Senior class president Jose Rosales of Puebla, Mexico, was awarded the Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell Community Service Award. Rosales was also presented the Most Versatile Cadet Plaque by Col. Ronald Kelly, Academy president. Senior Battalion Commander Adam Harralson of Lexington, Ky., received the $5,000 Howard and Karen Wegman Scholarship

Contents Maj. Ableman recognized ... 2 Bravo news ......................2 Admissions traveling .....3 Staff service awarded .... 3 Commanders announced .3 Final Assembly winners ..4 Middle School awards ...5 Sullivan wins Fry Cup ... 6 Seniors gain scholarships . 6 Spring athletes honored .. 7 P-A raises $481,000 ..... 8 Alumni notes .......... 9-13 ‘The Director’s Chair’ .. 10 Homecoming planned ..12 ‘Taps’ ...................... 13-14

Senior Eric Detmer of Rushville, Ill., holds aloft the Dr. James C. Olson Award, symbol of the senior class valedictorian, as Maj. Frank Giuseffi, director of studies, MMA President Col. Ronald Kelly and Col. Charles R. Stribling III, ‘44, chairman of the Board of Trustees, applaud.

for use in funding college entrance. Harralson also won the Col. Sidney Kersey Posture Trophy and the Col. Jerome G. Harris Cup for showing soldierly qualities. Senior Chris Marcione of Boulder, Colo., commander of the 2006 Honor Company, Echo, was awarded the Col. Veon McConnell Trophy as the officer performing his duties most vigilantly. The Aztec Warrior Chief Award for positive international relations was co-awarded to senior Tyler Pascoe of St. Charles, Mo., and junior Jacob Musick of Decatur, Ill. Senior Kasey Turnbull of Castle Rock, Colo., won the Jack Meyers, ‘39, Memorial Cup for Most Creative Cadet. Matthew Graves of Jackson, Tenn., earned the Richard Cooper Plaque for the senior with the longest tenure at MMA -- seven years. The Dorsey Anderson, ‘95, Cup for the cadet exhibiting a gentlemanly example went to senior Luis Carrillo of Chula Vista, Calif. The Class of 1984 Unheralded

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Col. Ronald Kelly announced that MMA had been named a JROTC Honor School with Distinction for the 35th time after results of Formal Inspection in April. All 46 MMA seniors were accepted to at least one college or university, and 15 received scholarships. Top college scholarship winners included Drew Petty of Tipton, Mo.; valedictorian Eric Detmer of Rushville, Ill.; Kyle Rober of St. Louis, Mo.; Erich Sullivan of Underhill, Vt.; Zachary Rodgers of Alton, Ill.; Shale Houston of Town and Country, Mo.; and Michael Breedlove of Lisle, Ill. (See story, Page 6.) Detmer led the class in honor points, and Evan Hollowell of North Little Rock, Ark., was salutatorian.

MMA summer camps begin on July 9

The annual MMA Confidence Camp and Leadership Camp will be held July 9-15 and July 9-22, respectively, and will be directed by MMA Middle School Commandant Maj. Mark Vaughan. The Confidence Camp is for boys ages 8-11, and the Leadership Camp is for boys ages 12-16. Youths who come to the MMA camps will participate in a wide variety of activities, including horseback riding, paintball, rappelling, obstacle courses, adventure training, camping, boating, military leadership training, swimming, target shooting and more. For more information about the camps, contact the MMA admissions department at 1-573-581-1776, or go on-line to http://www.

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Getting his wings

Missouri Military Academy Director of Institutional Advancement Lt. Col. Paul Gillette, ’70, pinned wings on sophomore Jesus Davila of Laredo, Texas. The presentation and traditional shirt-tail cutting by Lt. Col. Gillette and MMA High School Commandant Lt. Col. James E. Medley, took place in the MMA Dining Hall.

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Senior Leader Plaque went to Stratton King of St. Louis, Mo. Winner of the ROTC Distinguished Service Award was senior Charlie Company Commander Hector Sada of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. The William S. Lowe Trophy for the senior showing the most


Eagle Established in 1900, the Missouri Military Academy Eagle is the nation’s longestrunning student newspaper. Yearly subscriptions are $5. Reporters/Photographers Staff Sgt. Matthew Burrier Sgt. Manuel Camargo 2nd Lt. Luis Cordero 2nd Lt. Anuar Duahye 1st Lt. Evan Hollowell Sgt. Maj. Giuseppe Poletti Sgt. 1st Class Kasey Turnbull Director of Publications Capt. Mark L. Elwood Junior School Instructor Lt. Daniel Laleman Circulation Assistants Ms. Brenda Simons and Ms. Melissa Wilson

overall development went to Morgan Josephs of Houston, Texas, Senior Ismael Cantu of Mission, Texas, Delta Company commander, won the plaque for outstanding performance by a company commander and the Don Hooton, ‘19, Fellowship Cup, voted most valuable to the institution by his fellow members of the 117th MMA High School Corps of Cadets. Rene Zuazua of Garza Garcia, Mexico, won the Medal of the Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States, which is awarded to the sophomore possessing positive potential for leadership. The Steve Walker Memorial Award for an outstanding first-year cadet went to Hunter Brown of Arlington, Texas. High School Commandant Lt.

Col. James E. Medley awarded commissions to the following seniors: -- Cadet Major Adam Harralson. -- Cadet Captains Chris Marcione, Jose Rosales, Ismael Cantu, Hector Sada, Eric Detmer and Luis Carrillo; and Drew Petty of Tipton, Mo. -- Cadet 1st Lieutenants Morgan Josephs; John Bassett of Vienna, Mo.; Shale Houston of Town and Country, Mo.; Evan Hollowell of North Little Rock, Ark.; Jonathan Avelar of Atizipan de Zaragoza, Mexico; Jorge Ibanez of Chilpancingo, Mexico; and Guillermo Avelar of Mexico City, Mexico. -- Cadet 2nd Lieutenants Anuar Duayhe, Jose Valle and Luis Cordero, all of Mexico City, Mexico.

Two MMA instructors recognized Two MMA instructors were honored at the 117th MMA Graduation on May 28 in Centennial Gymtorium. Maj. Joe Ableman received the Abbott-Albright Award for Excellence in Teaching, which carried a $1,500 stipend from MMA Board of Visitors Chairman Emeritus Bob Albright, ‘49, for use by Ableman for equipment or reference materials. The award is co-named for Richard Abbott, ‘49. Lt. Col. Ron Rosendahl, who has retired after 31 years at the Academy, received the Heimos Trophy for a staff member voted by other faculty members to have done the most for the boys during the school year. Rosendahl is MMA Troop 39 Scoutmaster, swimming coach and science teacher.

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Bravo Bits Upon recommendation of Missouri Military Academy Middle School Principal Lt. Col. Jonathan P. Eastman, the following cadets earned academic awards for May. High Honor Roll – Mauricio (Rodolfo) Davila. Honor Roll – Ahron Corral, Alex Dubruiel, Francisco Almirudis and Kyuin (Kevin) Lee. Honorable Mention – Gerardo (Billy) Sanchez and Corey Sharpe. Merit Roll – Chang Yong Lee, Santiago Sainz, John Yuan and Jong Hwi Park. *** For ranking in the Middle School top ten in barracks for May, the following cadets were awarded the Barracks Bar by Maj. Mark Vaughan, commandant: Alex Arias, Pablo Cuevas, Sea Jun Kang, Nam Soo Kim, Leonardo Lichtinger, Jose (Ozzy) Perez, Rodrigo Ramirez, Antonio Rodriguez, Sainz and Sanchez. *** For ranking in the top 10 in military for May, Maj. Vaughan awarded the Military Bar to the following: Carlos Almada, Dubruiel, Philip Han, Kang, Ricardo Karam, Woo Keun Kim, Lichtinger, Sharpe, Tomas Stewart and Yuan. *** For having shown dedication to drama, receiving at least a B average and performing in a school production, the following cadets earned the Drama Ribbon, according to Maj. Judy Twells, instructor: Almada, Almirudis, Kevin Lee, Gabriel Madero, Oscar Rios, Sainz, Sanchez, Sharpe and Stewart. *** Lt. Daniel Laleman announced that the following cadets had earned the Journalism Ribbon: Corral, Mauricio (Rodolfo) Davila, Manuel Kaskanian and Jesus Rodriguez. *** Capt. Marijo Lageman awarded the Art Ribbon to Branham, Hisaw and Rodrigo Ramirez. *** Middle School cadets earning the Band Ribbon were Justin Johnson, Mueth, Nam Soo Kim, Lichtinger, Peters, Oetting, Portas, Johnny Sjodergren and Yuan. The Band Ribbon with one star was earned by Sebastian Raiff, according to Col. Dana Reynard, bandmaster and director of music. *** Earning the Academic Effort Bar were Corral, Dubruiel and Kevin Lee. *** Winners of the Fine Arts Ribbon were Nam Soo Kim and Kevin Lee, according to Col. Reynard. *** Academic Fourragere winners included Mauricio (Rodolfo) Davila , Dubruiel and Kevin Lee. *** For performance Commencement weekend, according to Capt. Charles Reposa, the Brigadiers Bar was awarded to Yuan (eighth); Kevin Lee (seventh); Nam Soo Kim and Peters (fourth); Almirudis (third); Cuevas, Raiff, Ramirez and Sainz (second); Lichtinger, Rios, Sharpe and Sjodergren.

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Staff members honored for service to the Academy

A special reception was held Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m. in Stribling Hall for eight Missouri Military Academy employees who were honored for service to the Academy. The reception also honored longtime MMA science teacher, Scoutmaster, swimming coach and former athletic director Lt. Col. Ron Rosendahl, who retired from the Academy at the end of the school year. Lt. Col. Rosendahl was with the Academy for 31 years. Honored for service anniversaries at MMA were accountant Kathy

Brooks, 30 years; Middle School Principal Lt. Col. Jonathan P. Eastman and Middle School science teacher Maj. Willis Kleinsorge, 20 years each. Honored for 10 years of service were 1st Sgt. Randal Jacobson, JROTC instructor; Ms. Melody K. Daly, cadet laundry manager; Lt. Col. James E. Medley, MMA High School commandant; Maj. Peggy L. Reynard, business instructor; and Ms. Lora L. Young, nurse. The staff members were recognized at the battalion review on Colonels Field.

Missouri Military Academy presented service awards to faculty and staff members Lt. Col. Ron Rosendahl, Mrs. Kathy Brooks, Lt. Col. Jonathan Eastman, Maj. Willis Kleinsorge, Ms. Melody Daly, 1st Sgt. Randal Jacobson, Lt. Col. James E. Medley, Maj. Peggy Reynard and Ms. Lora Young, from left, at the battalion review Sunday, May 21, on Colonels Field.

MMA admissions staff traveling extensively

The Missouri Military Academy Admissions Department staff is traveling extensively this summer, visiting with prospective cadets for the 2006-07 school year, according to Maj. Dennis Diederich, director of admissions. “We hope to meet with as many prospective cadets and their parents as possible this summer,,” said Maj.

Diederich. “We have information and admissions packets available by mail and online.” Capt. Sam Blair, ‘94, director of international relations, traveled in Mexico, June 11-23. He will be in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, July 10-13; and in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, July 28-Aug. 5. Maj. Diederich and Capt. Michael

Shoemaker will host an open house in Northwest Arkansas on June 24. Maj. Diederich also traveled in Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska, June 15-20. Capt. Shoemaker is scheduled in California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington and Oregon, July 10-21; and in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, July 27-31. He traveled in

Camps keep MMA campus bustling

Missouri Military Academy will host seven summer camps from June through August, according to Executive Officer Lt. Col. James E. Medley. The annual MMA Confidence Camp and Leadership Camp will be held July 9-15 and July 9-22, respectively, and will be directed by MMA Middle School Commandant Maj. Mark Vaughan. (See story on Page 1.) A Special Olympics camp will be on campus June 17-23, and Aquinas Academy will be having its academics camp at MMA, June 25-30.

There will be a taekwondo camp on campus July 28-30. MMA’s fall sports camps will bring cadets who intend to participate in football, soccer, swimming and cross country to the campus on Aug. 24, and a leadership camp will start Aug. 30 for cadet leaders in the 2006-07 school year. MMA has already hosted the Miss Missouri Pageant, June 3-11, and the Granby wrestling camp, June 11-15.

Texas and Oklahoma, June 9-16. Lt. Shari Delp will be traveling in Missouri throughout the summer. To make an appointment to tour the MMA campus or meet with an admissions staff member, call 1-573581-1776 or 1-888-564-6662; e-mail; or go online at

Final Formation

2006-07 commander positions announced

Battalion and company commanders for the 2006-07 school year at Missouri Military Academy were named in May by Lt. Col. James E. Medley, MMA High School commandant. Junior Sgt. Maj. Giuseppe Poletti of Vigevano, Italy, is the battalion commander designate. Company commander designations went to Master Sgt. Alex Cheng of Chicago, Ill., Echo

Company; Sgt. 1st Class Adrian Martinez of Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, Delta Company; and Sgt. 1st Class Israel Avelar of Mexico City, Mexico, Charlie Company. Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Nick Fajen of Lufkin, Texas, was named battalion adjutant. The remaining four staff positions will be announced at the beginning of the school year.

Miller earns Maroon Bar with eight stars On June 5, Missouri Military Academy High School Commandant Lt. Col. James E. Medley announced the final 2005-06 winners of the Maroon Bar for discipline. Sophomore Jake Miller earned the Maroon Bar and eight stars for having no demerits over a nine-month period. Sophomore Rene Zuazua earned the Maroon

Bar and four stars, and sophomore Alan Ortega earned the Maroon Bar and three stars. For having no demerits in May, Jonathan Avelar, Thomas Clubb, Jun Hyuck Choi, Giuseppe Poletti and Erich Sullivan earned the Maroon Bar. Winners having no demerits for two months were Giorgio Bonadiman and Young Hee Kim.

Missouri Military Academy senior officers grounded their sabres and said their goodbyes during Final Formation and Au Revoir on the front campus Sunday afternoon, May 28. Pictured are Jose Rosales, Shale Houston, Jorge Ibanez, Morgan Josephs, John Bassett, Luis Cordero and Evan Hollowell.

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Cadets honored at final assembly May 27 in Gymtorium

Special year-end awards were presented in Centennial Gymtorium during the Missouri Military Academy High School Final Assembly on Saturday, May 27. Senior Class President Jose Rosales of Puebla, Mexico, was awarded the Sen. Christopher S. Bond Award for most effective Cadet Council member by Academy President Col. Ronald Kelly. Alumni Association President Ellis Cokes, ‘51, of Hot Springs, Ark., presented the Alumni Plaque to class valedictorian Eric Detmer of Rushville, Ill., as the senior voted by his classmates as “most likely to succeed.” The Sen. John Danforth Plaque for outstanding knowledge of constitutional government also went to Detmer, as did the Elmer Bohm, ‘13, Medal for a graduating senior athlete with the highest scholastic average. Maj. Frank Giuseffi, director of studies, presented the battalion spelling champion trophy to senior Zach Rodgers of Alton, Ill. Echo was the company winner. Senior Evan Hollowell of North Little Rock, Ark., won the David Whitney, ‘54, Conservation Plaque. Hollowell also received the Military Officers Association of America Medal for character, loyalty and exceptional leadership. The Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton Plaque for excellence in senior English went to Kyle Rober of St. Louis, Mo. The Eagleton junior plaque went to Giuseppe Poletti of Vigevano, Italy, battalion commander designate. The U.S. Army Recruiting Command Award for a junior showing outstanding leadership traits also went to Poletti. The Maj. William Bryan Essay Medal for excellence in essay writing winner was senior Mike Lee of St. Charles, Mo. Lee also won the Babe Ruth Sportsmanship athletics award. The Science Plaque for the sophomore excelling in biology went to Giorgio Bonadiman of Padova, Italy. The Sophomore Pilgrimage Award of the Mexico Chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs was presented to sophomore Hugh Carnahan of Nixa, Mo., based on outstanding leadership and citizenship. The McDonough Trophy for best 120-pound athlete was awarded to junior Jose Flores by Capt. Brian Case, director of athletics. The Joe D. Bailey Award for most dedicated varsity athlete was awarded to senior Tyler Pascoe of St. Charles, Mo. Pascoe also received the Best Athlete Award. Lt. Col. John Kahl Ireland

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Battalion Commander designate Giuseppe Poletti of Vigevano, Italy, accepts an academic award from Maj. Frank Giuseffi, director of studies, at the Final Assembly on May 27 in Centennial Gymtorium.

Echo Company Commander Capt. Chris Marcione of Boulder, Colo., holds aloft the MMA Honor Company trophy after receiving it from Academy President Col. Ronald Kelly.

presented the American Legion General Military Excellence Award to senior Josh Vaughn of Maryville, Tenn. The Master Sgt. Billy Crawford Memorial Award for Military Courtesy was won by senior Luis Carrillo of Chula Vista, Calif. Lt. Col. Ireland awarded the Military Order of World Wars Award for a junior showing improvement in military and scholastic study to Glen Weaver of Aurora, Ill., and the Association of United States Army Medal for Determined Leadership to senior Anuar Duayhe of Mexico City, Mexico. The Sons of the American Revolution Medal went to junior Woo Jai Jang of Asan City, South Korea, and the Daughters of the American Revolution ROTC Leadership Medal was presented to senior Michael Breedlove of Lisle, Ill. The DAR History Medal went to sophomore Thomas Mennemeyer of St. Louis, Mo. The U.S. Army Recruiting Command National Scholar/Athlete Award was earned by senior Hector Sada of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. The MP of the Year Award went to senior Stratton King of St. Louis, Mo. The Fusileer of the Year Award was earned by senior Ismael Cantu of Mission, Texas, and the Best First-Year Fusileer Award was presented to sophomore Carlos Davila of Chula Vista, Calif. Lt. Col. James E. Medley, MMA High School commandant, presented the Otto F. Ferguson Aviation Award to sophomore Jesus

Award savings bonds to sophomore Mennemeyer; junior Travis Howard of Wichita, Kan.; and senior Adam Harralson. The Pearl Green Whitney Memorial Journalism Award was presented to Chris Marcione, a senior from Boulder, Colo., by Capt. Mark L. Elwood, director of information and publications. The Lyle C. Wilson, ‘17, Scroll for Journalism was won by Duayhe, who had the most bylined stories and other entries in “The Eagle” for 2005-06. Capt. Marijo Lagemann presented the Art Achievement Award to sophomore Javier Guevara of Izucar de Matamoros, Mexico. Guevara also won the Eugene Lamm Memorial Award as the most improved student of English as a second language. The Creative Art Award winner was junior Alex Cheng of Chicago, Ill., who also won the American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award for Leadership. Capt. Michael Shoemaker presented the Phillip Russell, ‘68, Award for outstanding first-year Cadet Chorus member to senior

Davila of Laredo, Texas. The Best-Groomed First-Year Cadet Plaque went to senior Jonathan Kyle Rober of St. Louis, Mo., and the Neatest Room plaques were presented to freshman Thomas Clubb of West Linn, Ore., and sophomore Jake Miller of Tulsa, Okla. The Class of 1968 Freshman Leadership Award winner was Dennis Newman of Climax, Mich., and the Richard Hall Memorial Award for an underclassman exemplifying a true gentleman went to sophomore Rene Zuazua of Garza Garcia, Mexico. Col. Dana Reynard, bandmaster, presented the Lt. Col. E.R. Jackson Music Award to senior drum major Kasey Turnbull of Castle Rock, Colo., for distinguished service to the MMA music program. The Jeff Crain/ Jeff Jorishie Award for outstanding Jazz Ensemble member also went to Turnbull, and Battalion Commander Adam Harralson of Lexington, Ky., was presented the Louis White Virtuoso Award for the second time. The Curt Milburn Memorial Bugler Award went to Carnahan, and the Plaque for Excellence in Music was presented to sophomore pianist Won Seok Oh of Gangnamgu, South Korea. Senior Drew Petty of Tipton, Mo., captured the Sousa Award for Outstanding Contribution to Band, and the Col. Paul F. Cherches Memorial Award as outstanding band member, and received the Amvets Medal for Diligence in Performance of Duty. The Streep Brothers Band

Bryant Davis of Bloomington, Ill., and the Outstanding Contribution to Cadet Chorus award to senior Jorge Ibanez of Chilpancingo, Mexico. Capt. Syl Mansfield presented the Rockwell Memorial Award for most versatile Dramateer to junior Alex Bozarth of Scottsdale, Ariz. The Battalion Champion Marksmanship Medal was awarded to junior Nick Fajen of Lufkin, Texas, and Echo was the champion company. Individual company marksmanship winners were Fajen, Echo; freshman Mauricio Ayala of Laredo, Texas, Delta; and freshman Clubb of Charlie. Echo Company was presented the Capt. Thomas R. Wiles Trophy for best company spirit, and the M Club Trophy went to Charlie Company, which also won the Best Athletic Record award. Echo won the company awards for Neatest Quarters, Highest Disciplinary Standing, Highest Scholastic Standing and Honor Company. Delta won the Highest Military Standing competition.

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Middle School honors cadets on final weekend Missouri Military Academy Middle School cadets were honored by Principal Lt. Col. Jonathan P. Eastman, Commandant Maj. Mark Vaughan and other faculty members during Graduation and Final Awards Assembly, May 27-28. Bravo Company Commander John Yuan of Diamond Bar, Calif., won several awards, including the Stribling Cup for highest efficiency in the Middle School and the Pettit Fellowship Cup. The Col. Derrill S. Kuhlman Award for academic achievement in math and science went to Kevin Lee of Seoul, South Korea. The Sen. Christopher S. Bond Award for an outstanding Middle School underclassman went to Nam Soo Kim of Kangnam-gu, South Korea, and the Hal Heyman All-American Boy Award went to Ty Armer of Austin, Texas. Alex Dubruiel of Wildwood, Mo., captured the Col. Jerome G. Harris Shield for most soldierly Middle School cadet. The Improvement Plaque went to Francisco Almirudis of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, and the Faculty Plaque for Leadership, Cooperation and Loyalty went to Ricardo Karam of Obregon, Mexico. The Paul Petit Plaque for best international relations was shared by Carlos Almada of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, and Jason Peters of Chicago, Ill. The plaques for highest scholarship by grade went to Mauricio Davila of Chula Vista, Calif., eighth grade; Nam Soo Kim, seventh grade; and Corey Sharp of Ben Wheeler, Texas, sixth grade. *** At the Awards Assembly on Saturday, May 27, in the Assembly Hall, awards were given in music, academics, sports and a variety of activities. Cadet Council certificates went to Kevin Lee and Justin Johnson of Marietta, Ga. Lee received an MMA High School band certificate and Johnson also earned a Second Class Scout Award. The Art Achievement Award went to Tyler Branham of Webster Groves, Mo. Most Improved Athlete went to Andy Brown of Silex, Mo.; Best Effort Award went to Tyler McDaniel of Villa Ridge, Mo.;

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Eighth-grader John Yuan of Diamond Bar, Calif., was the Bravo Company commander and received numerous awards at end-of-the-year assemblies May 27-28. Here he receives his promotion certificate to the High School from MMA Middle School Principal Lt. Col. Jonathan P. Eastman on May 28 in Centennial Gymtorium. (Photo by Steve Biggers)

and Best All-Around Athlete went to Sharpe. The Spring Sports Sampler Letter and Medal went to Almirudis. Track letter winners for coach Maj. Willis Kleinsorge were Tomas Stewart of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, and Alex Rios of Mexico City, Mexico. Yuan and Ahron Corral of Aurora, Ill., received the track letter and medal.

Horseback certificates went to Dubruiel and Bryon Oetting of High Ridge, Mo. Good sportsmanship ribbons were earned by Almirudis, Jose Perez of Ciudad Guzman, Mexico, and Stewart. The honor medal and bar for athletics was presented to repeat winner Yuan; Branham; Corral; Kevin Lee; Chang Yong Lee of Seoul, South Korea; Rios; Stewart; and Leonardo Lichtinger of

Huixquilucan, Mexico. The Maj. George L. Piper Outstanding Middle School Athlete award was presented to Yuan by Maj. Judy Twells, director of Middle School athletics. Sharpshooter marksmanship awards were presented to Almirudis; Rodrigo Ramirez of Naucalpan, Mexico; and Pablo Bernot of Cuernavaca, Mexico. The Piper Barracks Award for best room by a sixth-grader went to Sharpe. Exemplary Readers Society awards were earned by McDaniel; Sebastian Raiff of Mexico, Mo.; Nam Soo Kim; Alamada; Armer; Dubruiel; Yuan; and Jong Hwi Park of Seoul, South Korea. The Advanced Reading Program Top Reader Award went to Armer. The Honor Medal and Bar for Scholarship was awarded to Mauricio Davila and Dubruiel. Dubruiel won the President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and Davila shared the President’s Award for Academic Excellence with Kevin Lee. Corral was honored as winner of the Bravo Company spelling bee. Science Fair winners were Almirudis and Dubruiel. JROTC commissions were awarded to Senior Warrant Officers Yuan and Karam; and Warrant Officers Almirudis and Stewart. The Best Platoon Leader Award went to Stewart. Yuan and Karam shared the Rotary Service Above Self and Leader of Tomorrow awards,

which carried a $100 stipend. Karam also captured the G. David Bailey Discipline Trophy. The Bozarth Leadership Scholarship was awarded to Santiago Sainz of Zapopan, Mexico. *** Middle School cadets could earn certificates of distinction for outstanding performance in various classes. Those awards went to: -- Corey Sharpe: Reading and Math. -- Hunter Hisaw: Social Studies. -- Jesus Rodriguez: Literature. -- Nam Soo Kim: Math and Science. -- Leonardo Lichtinger: English, Science and Social Studies. -- Ahron Corral: Reading and English. -- Mauricio (Rodolfo) Davila: Science and Literature. -- Alex Dubruiel: Social Studies and Literature. -- Kevin Lee: Math, Social Studies, Science and English. *** Promoted to the ninth grade and MMA High School were eighth graders Carlos Almada, Francisco Almirudis, Ty Armer, Pablo Bernot, Tyler Branham, Ahron Corral, Pablo Cuevas, Rodolfo (Mauricio) Davila, Alex Dubruiel, Sea Jun Kang, Ricardo Karam, Woo Keun Kim, Si Chan Law, Chang Yong Lee, Kevin Lee, Luis Marcano, James Mueth, Jong Hwi Park, Jose Perez, Jason Peters, Xavier Portas, Oscar Rios, Antonio Rodriguez, Gerardo (Billy) Sanchez, Parker Simpson, Tomas Stewart, Paul Strebeck and John Yuan.

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Cokes, ’51, addresses senior class at banquet

Lt. Col. Paul Gillette, ‘70, director of institutional advancement, left, called each senior’s name as Alumni Association President Ellis Cokes, ‘51, center, of Hot Springs, Ark., presented an MMA Alumni Association membership card to each senior at the 2006 Senior Banquet on May 3 in the MMA Dining Hall. Here, Matthew Burrier of Tomball, Texas, is presented with his membership card.

The president of the Missouri Military Academy Alumni Association advised graduating cadets to “be here.” “Make every day count. Give back the contribution that MMA has provided for you,” said Ellis Cokes, ‘51, of Hot Springs, Ark., as keynote speaker at the MMA Senior Banquet on May 3. “Let the MMA experience help you become the person you were meant to be, and as a senior class, add to the legacy the Academy has been building for 117 years,” he emphasized. The former U.S. Air Force officer and entrepreneur advised maintaining a sense of humor. “There’s not a day that goes by that I haven’t shared a laugh

or smile with a friend or colleague. When you keep your sense of humor, you also keep your balance. Have some fun,” he said. Lt. Col. Paul Gillette, ‘70, director of institutional advancement, and Cokes, ‘51, presented memberships in the MMA Alumni Association to the 46 members of the Class of 2006. “Your life of service is just beginning,” Lt. Col. Gillette said. Class President Jose Rosales led the audience in toasts and Battalion Commander Adam Harralson read the class chronicle. Other class officers include John Bassett, Anuar Duayhe, Guillermo Avelar and Kyle Rober.

Seniors earn more than $580,000 in scholarships, grants Fifteen Missouri Military Academy senior cadets have been awarded more than $581,000 in college scholarships through early June, according to Capt. Will Walker, director of college placement. Erich Sullivan of Underhill, Vt., received scholarships totaling $37,092 to Norwich University and a $14,000 incentive grant to Valley Forge Junior College. Jonathan Kyle Rober of St. Louis, Mo., was the MMA Honor School Nominee and was appointed to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. His Air Force scholarship

is valued at $184,265 over the full four years. Rober also earned a $2,000 Bright Flight Scholarship from the state of Missouri for scoring more than 30 on the ACT test. Shale Houston, of Town and Country, Mo., can choose between $48,000 over four years to attend Norwich University, or a $2,250 grant for the first year at Virginia Military Institute. Drew Petty, of Tipton, Mo., earned $56,928 in scholarships to Norwich University; a $2,000 scholarship for the first year at Central Missouri State University;

Missouri Military Academy freshman Jared Sullivan and sophomore Hugh Carnahan were the big winners at the 74th annual W. Wallace Fry Jr. Public Speaking Contest on May 26, in Centennial Gymtorium. Sullivan, of O’Fallon, Ill., won the Wallace Fry Cup for his speech on “Lost Opportunity: The United States’ Hesitation Concerning Stem Cell Research.” Sullivan was one of seven finalists from the entire MMA Corps of Cadets. Each cadet prepared a position paper and gave a speech. All entries were narrowed down to a group of semifinalists from among whom the seven speakers May 26 were selected by a panel of MMA faculty members. Speeches were judged on presentation, content and aptness of thought process by judges Randall P. Baker, an attorney with the former Fry law firm; Ron Freiburghaus, executive director for development at Westminster College in Fulton and a member of the MMA Board

of Visitors; and Vincent Fuemmeler, president of the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce. Freiburghaus presented the Winston Churchill Memorial Award to the Fry contest runner-up, Carnahan. The Nixa, Mo., resident spoke on “China and its Effect on the Global Economy.” Senior Mike Lee of St. Charles, Mo., placed third for his speech on “The Horrendous Facts Behind Legalizing Marijuana.” Rounding out the finalists were junior Alex Bozarth of Scottsdale, Ariz., who spoke on “The Evil Behind the Mask of Freedom;” senior Matt Burrier of Tomball, Texas, whose speech was entitled “Foreign Aid: Promises From left, contest judge Ron Freiburghaus of Westminster College and the MMA Board of Visitors; Churchill Award winner Hugh Carnahan of Nixa, Mo.; Fry Cup winner Jared Sullivan of O’Fallon, Unkept;” sophomore Thomas MenneIll.; judges Randall Baker and Vincent Fuemmeler of Mexico gathered for a photo after the Wallace Fry meyer of St. Louis, Mo., whose topic Public Speaking Contest on Friday, May 26, in Centennial Gymtorium. was “Steroids: Bulk up and Spiral Down;” and sophomore Jake Miller of More than 400 parents, friends, Band provided entertainment before the Tulsa, Okla., whose speech was “Fightalumni and family members attended program and during intermission under ing Terrorism: The Policies of an Uncon- the first event of the 117th MMA Comthe direction of Col. Dana Reynard, ventional War.” mencement activities. The MMA Jazz MMA bandmaster and director of music.

Sullivan wins Fry Speech Contest

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or $35,250 to Texas A&M University. Gilberto Garcia III of Mission, Texas, received a $16,000 Chaminade grant for four years at St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, Texas, and a $4,000 scholarship to the University of the Incarnate Word, also in San Antonio. Zach Rodgers of Alton, Ill., won a $36,000 four-year scholarship to Buena Vista University in Iowa, and a $24,400 award for four years at Benedictine University in Illinois. Anuar Duayhe, of Mexico City, Mexico, earned a $26,000 President’s Scholarship to St. Mary’s University in

San Antonio. Tyler Pascoe, of St. Charles, Mo., won a $24,000 scholarship package to MacMurray College. Adam Harralson received a four-year U.S. Army ROTC scholarship to the college of his choice. Other seniors receiving scholarships include Eric Detmer of Rushville, Ill.; Derek Depke of Clayton, Mo.; Bryan Edmonds of Quincy, Ill.; Stratton King of St. Louis, Mo.; Michael Breedlove of Lisle, Ill.; and Shawn Mueller of St. Louis, Mo.

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Monday, June 26, 2006


Spring sports athletes are honored at banquet

Missouri Military Academy honored spring sports athletes at a banquet May 17 in the Academy Dining Hall. Capt. Michael Pemberton, tennis coach, announced that senior Gilberto Garcia had won the MVP award for the team, which went 9-4 on the season and finished fourth in the district. Garcia was a team co-captain and

posted a 14-3 record. Senior Dennis Yarigin was named best first-year player and sophomore Charles Carmichael was named most improved tennis player. In baseball, coach Capt. Ali Syed tapped senior shortstop and pitcher Mike Lee as most valuable player, best offensive player and best defensive

player. Freshman Dennis Arseneau was named most improved player. For the golf team, coach Capt. Pam Ray selected junior Jake Musick as winner of the Foley MVP Trophy and sophomore Carlos Davila as most improved player. Track coach Maj. Lawrence McClarey named senior distance man

Tyler Pascoe as winner of the Joe D. Bailey Trophy for scoring the most points for the Colonels during the season. Pascoe was also named the running events MVP, while sophomore Yuscanne Campos captured the award for the field events.

Cadets earn distinctions and garner certificates

Participation and proficiency certificates were earned by many Missouri Military Academy cadets during 2005-06, and those awards were announced at the Final Assembly on Saturday, May 27, in Centennial Gymtorium. Students who averaged an A for the year and posted an A on the final examination earned academic distinction in that class. This year’s distinction list includes: -- Freshman Mauricio Ayala: French I. -- Senior Jonathan Avelar: Journalism. -- Freshman Gaston Batalla: Biology I, Office Suites and English as a Second Language. -- Sophomore Alex Blum: Honors Biology II, Honors U.S. History II, Business Law and Honors English II. -- Sophomore Giorgio Bonadiman: Biology I, Honors World History and Honors English II. -- Junior Alex Bozarth: Honors Biology II. -- Sophomore Manuel Camargo: Honors Biology II, Journalism and Honors English II. -- Sophomore Yuscanne Campos: Honors French IV. -- Sophomore Charles Carmichael: Biology II and English II. -- Sophomore Hugh Carnahan: Honors Biology II and English II. -- Junior Alex Cheng: Honors Trigonometry, U.S. History II and Honors Chemistry. -- Freshman Thomas Clubb: Algebra I. -- Senior Bryant Davis: Government. -- Senior Eric Detmer: Honors Physics II, Honors Calculus, Statistics, Honors Economics and Honors Government. -- Senior Anuar Duayhe: Journalism. -- Junior Nick Fajen: Honors Biology I and U.S. History II. -- Sophomore Javier Guevara: Algebra I, English as a Second Language and Biology I.

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-- Sophomore Nevin Harralson: Honors World History and Honors English II. -- Senior Evan Hollowell: English IV, Journalism, Economics and Honors Biology II. -- Senior Jorge Ibanez: Journalism. -- Freshman Jorge Iga: French I. -- Junior Woo Jai Jang: Honors Trigonometry, Spanish I, Chemistry, Honors Geometry, Honors International Business and Honors English III. -- Freshman Hyung Woo Kim: Honors Geometry. -- Freshman Jun Yong Lee: Honors Algebra I. -- Freshman Kyu Won (David) Lee: Honors Biology I. -- Freshman Won Uk Lee: Honors Algebra I and Spanish I. -- Sophomore Jorge Legorreta: French I. -- Senior Chris Marcione: Government and Journalism. -- Junior Adrian Martinez: Honors French II. -- Sophomore Thomas Mennemeyer: Honors Chemistry and Honors English II. -- Sophomore Jake Miller: U.S. History II. -- Sophomore Antonio Muradas: Biology I. -- Sophomore Angel Olea: French I. -- Senior Tyler Pascoe: Government. -- Senior Drew Petty: Government, Office Suites and Biology II. -- Freshman Glenn Petty: Algebra I and Physical Science. -- Junior Giuseppe Poletti: Honors English III, Journalism, Honors Spanish III, Honors Biology II and U.S. History II. -- Senior Jonathan Kyle Rober: Government, Psychology, International Business, Economics and Sociology. -- Senior Zach Rodgers: Humanities, Honors Trigonometry, Honors Geometry, Government, Economics, Psychology, Honors Physics I and Honors English. -- Senior Jose Rosales: Government, Statistics, Journalism and Honors Accounting II.

-- Junior Jorge Salome: Chemistry. -- Freshman Jared Sullivan: Geography and Latin I. -- Sophomore Jose Valdez: French I. -- Sophomore Adam White: Spanish III, Honors World History, Honors English II, Honors Algebra I and Honors Chemistry. *** Meritas Plaques for Excellence in Discipline went to Detmer, sophomore Alan Ortega, Batalla, Bonadiman, Fajen, Nevin Harralson, Rodgers, Poletti, sophomore Rene Zuazua and sophomore Miller. *** Cadet Council certificates went to: Bonadiman, senior Ismael Cantu, sophomore Carlos Davila, Bryant Davis, Detmer, sophomore Stephen Doran, junior Jose Espinosa, Fajen, senior Adam Harralson, Kyu Won Lee, Miller, Poletti, Rober, Jared Sullivan and Rosales. *** Chapel Worker certificates were awarded by Chaplain Jim Berlin to Detmer, senior Michael Breedlove, sophomore Cody Callahan, Mennemeyer and Zuazua. *** Evensong Reader certificates were presented to Adam Harralson and senior Luis Carrillo. *** Vespers Reader certificates were presented to Jonathan Avelar, senior Alfredo Baranda, Camargo, Cantu, Carrillo, Duayhe, Fajen, senior Matt Graves, Adam Harralson, Hollowell, senior Shale Houston, Ibanez, senior Morgan Josephs, Adrian Martinez, Drew Petty, Joao Pintoribeiro, Poletti, Rosales, senior Kasey Turnbull, senior Josh Vaughn and junior Nick Wegman. *** Chapel Acolyte certificates were awarded to Jonathan Avelar, senior Luis Cordero, Bryant Davis, Ibanez, senior Jose Valle and junior Jeremy Williams. ***

“Eagle” and “Taps” production certificates went to Jonathan Avelar, senior John Bassett, senior Matthew Burrier, Callahan, Camargo, junior Kyle Caperton, Cordero, Bryant Davis, Doran, Duayhe, junior Aaron Goetting, Graves, Hollowell, Houston, Ibanez, Marcione, junior Jake Musick, Poletti, Rosales, Turnbull and senior Justin Warshauer. *** Broadcasting certificates went to public address announcers junior A.J. Vassen, Turnbull and sophomore Rocky Huppert. *** Cadet Chorus senior certificates and group photos were awarded to Jonathan Avelar, Cordero, Bryant Davis, Ibanez and Valle. *** MMA Band senior certificates and group photos were presented to Guillermo Avelar,

Graves, Adam Harralson, Drew Petty, Turnbull and Vaughn. *** Dramateers certificates were awarded to Bassett, Bozarth, freshman Logan Branch, Carrillo, Cheng, junior Jackson Davis, senior Derek Depke, Fajen, freshman Harold Flynn, sophomore Miguel Guerra, Guevara, junior Travis Howard, Huppert, Ibanez, Iga, Josephs, senior Stratton King, Mennemeyer, Drew Petty, junior Michael Phelan, Pintoribeiro, Poletti, Rober, Rosales, Salome, Turnbull, Vassen and Wegman. *** “At Ease” certificates were earned by Bonadiman, Carrillo, Cheng, Adam Harralson, Nevin Harralson, Mennemeyer, Poletti, Jared Sullivan and freshman Dylan Waschkowski.

Financial aid opportunities at Missouri Military Academy continue to grow, thanks to the increased amount of funds made available for the next school year. Forty MMA families have already been awarded more than $275,000 in financial aid, scholarships and loans for the 2006-2007 school year. Mrs. Kathy Diederich, director of financial aid, reported that although many applications have been received to date, MMA is still accepting applications from qualified applicants.

The families of both new students and returning cadets are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, in order to ensure adequate funding. Applications for financial aid, based on a family’s financial status; scholarships, based on accrued grade-point averages for high school students; and loans for returning high school students are available. Contact Mrs. Diederich at 1-573-581-1776, extension 227, for assistance. Information is also available on MMA’s website,

Financial aid still available

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Parents-Alumni Committee raises $481,000 for MMA On behalf of the ParentsAlumni Committee, more than $481,000 was presented to Missouri Military Academy by P-A Committee co-chairs Michael and Susan Bozarth of Scottsdale, Ariz., during graduation exercises Sunday, May 28, at Centennial Gymtorium. The Bozarths made the presentation to Academy President Ronald Kelly. The money included more than $8,300 raised by the Class of 2006 and more than $243,000 designated for endowed scholarships at the Academy. “We’re very excited to have so many projects funded through this donation,” said Lt. Col. Gillette, ‘70, director of institutional advancement. “We appreciate each donor’s gift.”

More than 423 donors were listed through early June, and 211 of those were MMA alumni, said Lt. Col. Gillette. Among the projects funded were: -- smartboards for the MMA computer systems. -- upgrades to the school computer network. -- Middle School recreation room upgrades, including two game tables and chairs, a new air hockey table and recovering the pool table in Bravo barracks. -- computer and equipment upgrades in both school libraries. -- instruments and equipment for the band and chorus. -- new equipment for the Fusileers, military police and color guards.

Parent-Alumni Committee co-chairs Michael and Susan Bozarth of Scottsdale, Ariz., presented Missouri Military Academy President Col. Ronald Kelly with a check for more than $481,000 during graduation exercises May 28 in Centennial Gymtorium.

-- new soccer, football, basketball and track uniforms for the High School varsity

Majors greet fellow alumni

teams. -- equipment for the Academy’s Boy Scout program.

The Class of 1960 provided new stadium seat cushions at Colonels Field.

Alumnus appreciates Eagle

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Major, with Dakota and Linn, reside at 282 E. Oaksbury Lane in Palatine, Ill. They send greetings to all Bob’s 1949 classmates and other alumni.

“I really appreciate The Eagle and all the updates,” said Eric Johnson, ‘70, in a recent e-mail to classmate Lt. Col. Paul Gillette, ‘70, director of institutional advancement at Missouri Military Academy. Johnson is a supervisor at Polaris Industries, which makes ATVs and snowmobiles. He and wife Sue have five children and one grandson, ages 11 to 30. Pictured, from left, are Quinn, Eric and Sue at home in Minnesota.

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Churchill saluted MMA Band prior to ‘Iron Curtain’ address

SIXTY YEARS AGO: British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, center, tips his hat in salute to the Missouri Military Academy Band as he arrives in Fulton, Mo., on May 5, 1946, to deliver his celebrated “Iron Curtain” address at Westminster College. The cadet drum major is Ross Fernstrum, ‘47. The band director is Capt. E.R. Jackson. Also pictured in the band is Jack Fritsch. Can anyone tell us who the other band members pictured are?

Alumni notes: Classes 1935 through 1953 Karen Springer Williamson wrote to say her father, James C. Springer, ‘35, hopes to be well enough to attend MMA Homecoming activities Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1. He would like to hear from alums of his time at MMA. Contact him through her at *** Robert Forties (Sgt. Maj., U.S. Army retired), ‘41, who served the nation during World War II and in Korea, recently celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary with his

Sgt. Maj. Robert Forties, ’41

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wife, Joan, in Santa Barbara, Calif. His son recently retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 after more than 27 years in the U.S. Army. *** Ms. Patricia Isaacs, daughter of Robert H. Isaacs, ‘41, has designated a bequest to MMA and has been named to the Heritage Club. (See Heritage Club on Page 13.) *** Norman D. Gale, ‘45, is proud of his brother, Dr. Gordon Gale, who recently ran in a rock and roll marathon in San Diego, Calif., to raise nearly $12,000 for leukemia and lymphoma research as a “Team in Training” member. Norman’s address is 1011 Stuyvesant Lane, Ballwin, Mo. 63011-3614. *** Walter McCullough, ‘46, has moved to 4949 Samish Way, No. 6, Bellingham, Wash. 98229-6909. He may be contacted at 1-360-6478945, and provided the following information on his two brothers, who also attended MMA. *** Douglas L. McCullough, a junior school cadet in 1947, resides at 831 Boxwood Green Drive, Wirtz, Va. 24184-2706. He can be contacted at *** Richard W. McCullough, ‘47, can be reached at He lives at 1900 Terrace Drive, Newton, Kan. *** “Graduates of MMA form bonds that last for life,” wrote Bob Albright, ‘49, to Stan Zyldo, ‘52, of Palatine, Ill., a fellow former member of the MMA Board of Visitors. Stan’s address is 1745 Clover Drive, Palatine 60067. Newlywed Bob resides at 655 Providence Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43214. *** Paul J. Trotter, ‘49, can be reached at pauljtrotter@msn. com. He resides in Grants Pass, Ore. *** Rene Males, ‘50, reported that Mickey Croissant, ‘50, “sounds more upbeat than I have heard him in a while.” Rene and his wife, Barbara, traveled in France in the spring. Mickey continues to convalesce at 9213 Highland Park Road, Fairview Heights, Ill. 62206. *** Robert Clinton, ‘51, has moved to England. His new contact information is Appletrees, Alexandra Road, Mayfield, East Sussex, Eng-

land TN20 6UD. He can be contacted at rhclinton@tiscali. or 01435-873279. *** Richard G. Duvall, Kemper ’52, has requested an “Eagle” subscription through Jack P. Duvall, Kemper ’52. Highlands Ranch, Colo., resident Jack Duvall, who met his wife at the 1952 Kemper Ball, said he enjoys and looks forward to reading “The Eagle”

from MMA. *** Chuck Foley, ’53, a new member of the MMA Board of Visitors, is enjoying photos taken of him with the Foley golf trophies taken at the board’s February meeting, and shared with George Jay, ‘53. Foley can be contacted at P.O. Box 28195, Panama City, Fla. 32411. ***

M ‘L Chuck (’53) and Marilane Foley, pose with their granddaughters, Erin and Paige, plus Emmy and B.J., in front of their home in Allison Park, Pa. Foley was recently inducted as a member of the Missouri Military Academy Board of Visitors.

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Monday, June 26, 2006

Everyone benefits from your donation to MMA “From the Director’s Chair” By Lt. Col. Paul Gillette, ’70 MMA Director of Institutional Advancement ***

When I accepted the gavel as president of the Missouri Military Academy Alumni Association during the Homecoming Dinner Dance in 1993, I spoke of a dream that we would one day establish a viable Alumni Scholarship Fund. Why? Because, I believe that our loyal alumni and their families deserve the recognition that they, their legacy and their sons are important to MMA; because I have seen so many of

my alumni peers show interest in sending their sons to MMA, but lack funds to fully finance the effort; and because it’s the right thing to do! I am very excited to announce that the Alumni Scholarship Fund is starting to grow very nicely. Fueled by bequests, memorials, silent auctions and the purchase of Senior Walk bricks, we, as an alumni group, have added $308,000 to the fund. Who benefits? “Legacy sons and grandsons” of alumni benefit. MMA benefits in know-

ing that alumni are so proud of their alma mater, the education provided and the life lessons learned as a cadet that they wish for their own son or grandson to gain the same advantages. A well-deserving boy ben-

efits by getting a head start on life! How can you, as a loyal MMA alumnus, help? Buy a brick for yourself, a deceased classmate, or perhaps a beloved faculty member. Join the ever-growing ranks of the Heritage Club, an honor roll of alumni, families and friends who have included Missouri Military Academy in their estate planning. Make a cash contribution to the alumni scholarship fund or any of the other scholarship funds. Who benefits?

In the long run, we all benefit. We benefit in knowing that sons and grandsons of our brother alumni will have the same opportunities offered to us. We benefit in gaining a warm sense of satisfaction in knowing we have passed the mantle of leadership to a new generation of cadets. We benefit in a time when many other academies have failed financially while our proud Academy stands strong ... ready to face another 117 years of “Leading the way to Success!”

Alumni notes: Classes of 1954 to 1971 David Whitney, ‘54, who writes headline news for Comcast Florida Keys cable, has received three Pulitzer Prize nominations during his residence. He will be master of Florida Keys Masonic Lodge 336, completing a three-generation tradition carried from his grandfather, a charter member of the Key Largo (Fla.) Rotary Club. *** Bill Leonard, ‘55, reports he has located classmate Bill “Pills” Eden after a lengthy search. Eden can be reached at 1-828-508-4831, and resides at 741 Golf Course Road, Waynesville, N.C. 28786. *** Claiborne “Tex” Dodson, ‘56, of Amarillo, Texas, has changed his e-mail address to *** Albert R. Cunningham, ‘57, has moved to 1565 Bookout Drive, Cumming, Ga. 30041. He said he is looking forward to his 50th class reunion next year. *** Lynn Jenkins, ‘57, of Little Rock, Ark., said he was an average student entering MMA, but graduated at the top of his college class at the University of Arkansas and was promoted to lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. Jenkins is chairman of Citizens’ Fidelity Insurance Company and executive vice president of Roller Funeral Homes of Arkansas. His son, Hunter, graduated from MMA in 1985. ***

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Dennis Bell, ‘58, and wife Amy recently celebrated his 60th birthday and took a trip for their 15th wedding anniversary. His address is 613 Cheshire Road, Sunbury, Ohio, 43074. *** John L. Roeder, ‘58, has received the Oscar Riker Foster Award from the Chemistry Teachers Club of New York, and first prize in a songwriting contest sponsored by “Physics Today.” He recently underwent heart valve surgery, and is back teaching for his 33rd year at the Calhoun School in New York City. He plays the church organ and is in the community band. Write to him at 194 Washington Road, Princeton, N.J. 08540. *** Lorenzo Zambrano, ‘59, is chief executive officer and chairman of CEMEX, the Mexican cement titan, the world’s biggest ready mix concrete maker. He has his eyes on markets in India and China, according to a recent story in “The Wall Street Journal.” “You need to figure out how to do it first,” he is quoted as saying. *** Mr. and Mrs. Bill Seaman, ‘60, send greetings from 882 N. Auburn Woods Drive, Palatine, Ill. 60067. *** Wynn Ferrel, ‘61, claims he named Col. C.R. Stribling Jr. and Col. Charles Stribling III, ‘44, of MMA as among the “10 most influential people” in his life. A former presi-

dent of the Missouri Military Academy Alumni Association and chairman of the MMA Board of Visitors, he resides at 172 Basswood Court, Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64064. *** Audrey Tinkcom, mother of Teddy (‘66) and Ken (‘67), reports the two played for the 133rd Battalion before they left for Iraq in December, still going strong with the rock band they started while at MMA. *** John (Jack) Lee, ‘68, mayor of Gulf Breeze, Fla., has moved to 5000 N. Ocean Blvd., Unit 205, Briny Breezes, Fla. 33435. *** Dana L. Dabney, ‘69, reports he has two grandchildren, and his only son married in December 2005. His youngest daughter graduated from college this spring. He has been working to launch a business, and resides in Hawthorn Woods, Ill. Dabney, his son and brother took a 10,000mile bike ride last summer. *** Albert B. (Buff) Chance, ‘71, has moved to 2109 Bluff Pointe Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65201-6293. *** After much searching by Raymond “Dude” Stotlar, ‘71, classmate Gregory L. Temple, D.D.S., ‘71, was located with the help of Buster Hall, ‘72. Temple now resides at 1614 Gibson Street in West Plains, Mo. 65775. ***

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Monday, June 26, 2006

Cruise will benefit MMA Alumni Association The first Missouri Military Academy Alumni Ed Tour is being planned for February 2007, and Chris Yoest, ‘77, is planning a week of fun for those interested in a luxury Caribbean cruise. Cruise Planners set up a Carnival Cruise Lines sixnight event for Feb. 24-March 2, which will benefit the MMA Alumni Scholarship Fund. Participants will sail on the Carnival Liberty, the newest and largest ship in the Carnival fleet. They will embark at Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades,

on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 25, and sail to Freeport, Bahamas, for a day of shopping and sightseeing on Monday. On Wednesday the group will arrive at Grand Cayman Island, and the destination Thursday will be Costa Maya, Mexico. Travelers will return to their Florida departure point on Saturday morning, March 2. Cruise only rates are $650 a person for inside staterooms, $750 for ocean view rooms and $895 per

Alumni notes: Classes of 1973 to 1985 Dr. John Carter, ‘73, chairman of the Central Methodist University Department of Social Sciences, has presented a copy of his latest book on the history of presidential uses of covert action and foreign policy to the MMA library for inclusion in the alumni section. Write to him at 411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, Mo. 65248. *** David B. Hill III, ‘75, who has established a scholarship endowment for deserving MMA cadets, has been elected to the 1889 Society at the Academy. His address is 395 W. Lake Street, Elmhurst, Ill. 60126. *** Robert Charles (Bob) Conklin, ‘76, married Christina Marie Phipps in Rock Island, Ill., on Nov. 12, 2005. They reside at 2717 20th Ave., Rock Island 61201. *** Jeff Crain, ‘76, has a new address: 907 Melody Lane, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701. Call him at 1-573-651-3486, or e-mail jeffcrain@prodigy. net. *** Tony Ehler, ‘77, is doing sales for Hanson directory services in Iowa City, Iowa. Contact him there at 4082 Dane Road SE. Call his cell at 1-515-554-5455. *** Dean Davison, ‘78, past president of the MMA Alumni Association and current member of the Board of Visitors, sent photos of front campus, a note from the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong and a photo of his family there. His address is 5200 Metcalf Ave., P.O. Box 29910, Overland Park, Kan. 66201.

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Davison went to see the MMA Band and Color Guard perform at the Kansas City Royals’ baseball victory over the Cleveland Indians on May 10. “Great job by the boys,” he e-mailed MMA President Col. Ronald Kelly. “They looked sharp (on the field) and behaved themselves in the stands.” Others with MMA ties who attended the game included Jeff Nedblake, ‘77; Brad Nedblake, 2001; Brian Nedblake, 2004; the grandparents of cadet Bobby Kelley, 2008; Ron and Karen Waschkowski, parents of Dylan Waschkowski, 2009; and Bob Crider, ‘65. *** John Pielemeier, ‘78, continues as a golf professional at Plum Creek Golf Course in Carmel, Ind. He has three children. *** Mark Thompson, ‘78, and wife Terry have two children and five grandchildren. He resides at 818 Lake Street, Herculaneum, Mo. 53048, and can be reached at 1-636475-7726. *** Dean Ahlstrand, ‘82, has changed his address to 4716 Kittyhawk Circle, Gulf Breeze, Fla. 32561. He can be reached at 1-850-9166544. *** Todd Creviston, ‘82, has

moved to 717 N. Maple Ave., Palatine, Ill. 60067. *** Bill Hankes, ‘83, has moved to a new home in the Seattle, Wash., area with his wife and two children. The address is 9057 E. Sherwood Drive, No. 40-2001, Mercer Island, Wash. 98040. He is vice president of corporate communications for RealNetworks, and can be reached at *** Maj. Peter D. Zike, ‘83, recently completed the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He earned a master’s degree in history at Baker University. He was reassigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo., as a field artillery battalion S-3 operations officer. He is redeploying to Iraq for a fourth tour. *** Steve Moffat, ‘84, and his family were fortunate to survive Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans with minimum damage to their home, which has already been repaired. *** Andrew Hall, ‘85, was recently promoted to store general manager in Lihue, Kaui, Hawaii. He visited MMA recently for his class’ 20th reunion. His new e-mail address is

person for balcony staterooms. Space is limited. Interested persons can find out more by going to and clicking on the MMA Alumni Cruise icon on the left side of the page. Call Yoest at 1-800-579-9341 or 1-573-860-7474; e-mail cruise@fidmail; or contact MMA Director of Institutional Advancement Lt. Col. Paul Gillette at 1573-581-1776, extension 228, for more information.

Dye on network TV

Capt. Dale Dye, ‘62, left, recently starred in a television drama, “Commander in Chief,” on ABC network. Dye appeared as Gen. Allyson in an episode entitled “The Price You Pay.” He and Mrs. Dye -- Julia Dewey Rupkalvis, whom he married in February 2006 -- reside at 16129 Tupper St., North Hills, Calif. 91343.

OKC Alumni Rally held at National Cowboy Museum

An Oklahoma City area Missouri Military Academy Alumni Rally was held Feb. 25-26 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Among those in attendance were Ellis Cokes, ‘51,and wife Terri; Phil Baum, ‘63; B.J. Vermillion, ‘50, and wife Bonnie; “Tex” Dodson, ‘56; and Lt. Col. Paul Gillette, ‘70; MMA director of institutional development.

Missouri Military Academy: ‘Leading the Way to Success’ since 1889!

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Monday, June 26, 2006

Events planned for MMA Homecoming 2006 Missouri Military Academy Homecoming 2006 will be held Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1, according to Lt. Col. Paul Gillette, ‘70, director of institutional advancement. “The honor classes this year will end with 1 and 6,” said Lt. Col. Gillette. Those classes include 1936, 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2001. Plans are in the works to honor alumni for distinguished service to the Academy during the Homecoming Convocation.

Helping coordinate the event are class agents representing the honor classes, including Dick Baran, ‘56; Ellis Cokes, ‘51; and Raymond “Dude” Stotlar, ‘71. Agents are being sought to represent the other honor classes. The annual dinner-dance will have a western theme, and costume attire is encouraged, said Lt. Col. Gillette. The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Mexico Elks Lodge 919. The Homecoming football game will be played at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Colonels Field against Brentwood High

School of St. Louis, Mo., under new MMA coach and athletic director Capt. Brian Maher. Other regular Homecoming activities include the golf scramble and luncheon, beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Arthur Hills Golf Course. A barbecue to recognize the Golden Anniversary Class of 1956 will start at 6 p.m. at Mismilaca. Registration will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in Stribling Hall, and again from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. All alumni must register and pay dues to attend.

Alumni Association wives will judge barracks Homecoming decorations at 9 a.m. Saturday, and the Fusileers precision drill team will perform at 9:30 in the MMA Fieldhouse. A battalion review for the honor classes will begin at 10 a.m. on Colonels Field, followed by alumni drilldowns. An alumni awards convocation will start at 11:15 a.m. in Centennial Gymtorium. On Sunday, Oct. 1, a battalion review with cadet awards will be held at 1:40 p.m., and vespers will be at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

Alumni notes: Classes of 1985 to 2001 Jorge Zuniga, ‘85, has written to recommend his nephew for admission to MMA – “where I experienced the three most wonderful years of my life” -- in 2006. *** Steven J. Farber, ‘86, has extended an invitation to interested alumni to ride with the Krewe of Orpheus in the Feb. 19, 2007, Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans, La. Seating is limited to 180. Contact him at 1-225-925-4654 or Steven.Farber@dps. *** James Ewton, who attended eighth grade at MMA in 1989, is a supply quality engineer for Tyco in Lubbock, Texas. He earned a master’s degree in business administration at Texas Tech University,

and can be reached at 1-806-928-7911. His address is 2509 42nd Street, Lubbock 79413. *** Gary Meyer, ‘89, of Foristell, Mo., is a construction operating engineer and a U.S. Naval Sea Cadets instructor. *** Jeffrey I. Gordon, ‘90, has moved to 9304 Cub Trail, Raleigh, N.C. 27615. He welcomes contact from MMA friends at or 1-919-7860979. *** Michael Federici, ‘91, has a new address: 2 Rushton Drive, Mount Vernon, Ill. He can be reached mike@shapirobros. net or 1-618-244-3168. ***

The 1889 Society John W. Fritsch, ’49 Chairman

Antonio Exsome Nahum Vice Chairman

Robert C. Crouse, ’39

Dr. Theodore Saydyk, Jr.

Robert C. Albright, ’49

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E.B. Feutz, ’41

Mark Phillips, ‘93, can be contacted at 1-206-778-1390. He resides at 1801 First Ave., Suite 1104, Seattle, Wash. 98121. *** Fernando Ortiz, ‘95, lives in Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico, Mexico, and can be reached at *** Wes Bowman, ‘97, is a data and telecommunications analyst for Red Man Pipe and Supply in Tulsa, Okla. His new contact information is 2747 S. Florence Drive, Tulsa 74114; wes.bowman@gmail. com; and 1-918-830-1032. *** Luke Metcalf, ‘97, has been working for Verizon Wireless in Dublin, Ohio, as a systems network engineer. He continues to work on his aerospace engineering

Of the Academy’s Distinguished Donor Clubs, the 1889 Society is among the most prestigious. Membership honors those “who, through their extraordinary philanthropy, have contributed measurably to the growth and glory of MMA.”

Robert M. White, II, ’33 Vice Chairman

Dr. & Mrs. Olin Andrews

Dr. & Mrs. Barry Merrill

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Austin

The Trump Family

James Kemper of the Commerce Bancshares Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Sundmacher, ’43

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Selecman

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Trump, ’67; Wally Trump, ’43, Miss Dorothy Trump

Garry Chance of the Chance Foundation

degree at Ohio State University. He is engaged and has purchased a house in Granville, Ohio. He plans to visit MMA later this year, and asks friends to contact him at or 1-740-5220299. *** Rupert Kiefer, ‘99, recently competed in the New York City Beard and Mustache Championships. He attended Lehigh University. *** Jonathan A. Young, ‘01, graduated from Truman State University with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and anthropology on May 13, 2006. He said, “MMA’s influence was valuable throughout college and will continue to be.” He will move to Virginia in August.

Mr. & Mrs. Gaylon Jackson, ’61

Rene Males, ’50

Charles R. Stribling, III, ’44

Richard A. White, ’47

The Davison Family

George Jr., ’68; Dean, ’78; Mrs. George F. Davison

William T. Kemper Robert S. Gaiswinkler, ’49 of the William T. Kemper Foundation

... and the Warren Bateman Estate; the Lester Gehm Memorial/Education Fund; David B. Hill, ’75; the Glenn H. Hodson Estate, ’57; Lester Krupp; the June H. White Fund; the Fleshman-Pratt Foundation Inc. (Ms. Geri Pratt); the Chance Foundation; Howard and Karen Wegman; and the James H. Woods Foundation (Trask & Slade Bradbury).

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‘Taps’ Robert C. Epple, ‘47, a founding member of the Missouri Military Academy Board of Visitors in 1969, died May 25, 2006, in Columbia, Mo., at age 77. He was elected chairman of the Board of Visitors and was a sponsor of the John A. and Elizabeth K. Epple Scholarship at MMA in tribute to his parents. A graduate of the University of Missouri and a U.S. Air Force veteran, he became head of Epple Construction Company, which built several buildings at the Academy, including the Academic Building, Memorial Chapel and the new Delta barracks. Among survivors are his wife, Pat, and son Robert W. Epple, ‘73. He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry, ‘43, former MMA physician. ______ W. Crawford Smith, ‘31,

of Hannibal, Mo., died April 23, 2004. He was a graduate of Chillicothe Business College and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, and was a former Marion County coroner. He was the owner and operator of Smith Funeral Home, and former president of the Hannibal Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle. *** Edgar L. Schnadig, ‘35, of El Paso, Texas, died Sept. 25, 2003. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a graduate of Arizona State University. He was an artist, and owned International Business College from 1966 to 1970. *** Clifford R. Barber, ‘36, of Media, Ill., died April 21, 2005. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Europe during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mar-

MMA’s Heritage Club A membership of those alumni, parents, faculty and friends who have named Missouri Military Academy as a beneficiary in their estate planning. An asterisk indicates the benefactor is deceased. Robert C. Albright, ’49 Jared Barton, ’88* Warren C. Bateham* Glenn E. Baum, ’28* Edna Bickley * Wilbur H.S. Bohm, ’03* John D. Boltz, ’46 Joseph B. Bonney, ’40 Harold G. Bramer, ’47 Louis, H. Bruni Loren F. Cornick Robert C. Crouse, ’39 John L. Cummings, ’41 Michael B. Dalton, ’59 Dr. George F. Davison* George F. Davison Jr. ’68 Dr. Jean Davison Mr. and Mrs. Gene Durand Dr. Michael H. Dyer Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Edman, ’48 Jack E. Ferguson, ’41* John W. Fritsch, ’49 William C. Gant, ’71 Harry L. and Mary Gehm* John C. Gengler, ’38* Lionel A. Goetz, ’42 Jim Goldman, ’66* Capt. David Gwinn, ’56 Bud Hall, ’47* Todd N. Helm, ’80 Glenn Hodson, ’57* Todd H. Hutchens, ’74 Patricia Isaacs John D. Josendale, ’72 Ben Jones, ’50 Mackie Johnston, ’55 Col. and Mrs. Ronald J. Kelly Lawrence B. Ketch, ’24*

Mr. and Mrs. Julian Kite John C. Kloeppner, ’38* Steven P. Layne, ’61 Glen Marose, ’54 Vaughan A. McCauley, ’33 David C. Merkle, ’57 Alfred Milburn* Mrs. Martha E. Nauman * Nelson R. Nauman, ’55* Robert H. Nicolaus, ’72* Steve Palm, ’63 Paul Petit, ‘82 Charles E. Pickett, ‘53 John P. Quail, ’51* Edward A. Razim III, ’85 Tom Richmond, ’51 Emil A. Roehry, 1904* Mr. and Mrs. Dale Rollings Dr. Theodore G. Saydyk Jr. Judge Don Scott Sr.* Lynn Shaw, ’58 Dickson L. Stark, ’46* Foster D. Streep, ’30* James P. Stuart, ’30 Mrs. Yvonne Stuart Col. Charles R. Stribling Jr.* Col. Charles R. Stribling III, ’44 Herbert Sundmacher, ’43* Mrs. Donna Walker* Hal T. Walker, ’35* John Walker, ’61 Randolph A. Walling, ’57 Mrs. Douglas Ward Paul M. Weston, ’28* Richard A. White, ’47 Mrs. June A. White* Robert M. White, ’33

For more information, contact Lt. Col. Paul Gillette, ‘70, at

(573) 581-1776 or

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*** Joseph M. Wheeler, ‘36, died Oct. 27, 2005. He had lived in Clinton, Okla. *** Leroy James (Jim) Heffelfinger, MMA ‘37, of Ottumwa, Iowa, died June 13, 2005. He was a manufacturing representative who did not retire until age 85, and is survived by his wife, Bette Ann. *** John W. Burch, ‘39, of Rockford, Ill., died Sept. 29, 2003. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors included his wife, Donna. *** Duane L. Kraft, ‘40, of Lawrence, Kan., died Dec. 17, 2005. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea, and attended Kansas University. He operated Kraft Furniture, and is survived by his wife, Midge. *** Carl E. Olander Jr., ‘42, of Wichita, Kan., died Sept. 16, 2005. He served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He graduated from the University of Kansas and was a gifted woodcarver who designed and built homes. He is survived by his wife, Joan. *** Olin E. Thomas Jr. (a/k/a Eugene Olin Smith), ‘42, of Moncks Corner, S.C., died Nov. 28, 2003. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked for the Detroit Board of Education as a carpenter. He was later a locksmith and carpenter in Florida and South Carolina. *** Walter Gene Riddle, ‘43, of Galena, Kan., died Jan. 22, 2004. He was a U.S. Army paratrooper during World War II. ***

Frank Perry Atha III, ‘44, of Pacific Palisades, Calif., died April 21, 2004. He graduated from Purdue University and worked for McDonnell Douglas as an engineer. He was survived by his wife, Roberta. *** Warren C. Smith, ‘44, of Mexico, Mo., died Aug. 27, 2004. He was employed by Georgia Pacific, the State of Oregon, Waddell & Reed and Universal Match Corporation. *** Raymond L. Leach, ‘45, of Ventura, Calif., died June 15, 2004. He served in the U.S. Navy, graduated from Drake University, and is survived by his wife, Marjorie. *** Mike Wilcox, ‘50, of Woodward, Okla., died Dec. 13, 2005. He was a basketball, baseball, football and wrestling letterman at MMA. He served in the U.S. Navy, and attended Northwest Oklahoma State University. He was a teacher and real estate business owner. He is survived by his wife, Shirley. *** William H. (Bill) Williams III, ‘50, of Kansas City, Mo., died March 16, 2004. He was involved in the heavy construction industry and road building after attending Creighton University and the University of Oklahoma. William H. Kelce, ‘51, of Birmingham, Ala., died May 6, 2004. He graduated from the University of Kansas and served as president of the Alabama Coal Association from 1972 until his retirement in 2003. He was a Marine. *** Ralph Kendrick Pfremmer Jr., ‘51, died in May 2006. Services were May 15 in Columbia, Mo., and he was buried at Riverview

Cemetery in Jefferson City, Mo., with military honors from Whiteman Air Force Base. *** Victor (Larry) Claybaugh, ‘52, of Chapala, Mexico, died June 23, 2005. He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a graduate of Southwest Texas State University, and owned several businesses over the years. *** Ben L. Noel, ‘54, died Sept. 26, 2001, in Frankford, Mo., it was reported by classmate Bob Clinton of Mayfield, East Sussex, England. *** Richard Arnold Schnider, ‘61, of St. Louis, Mo., died Aug. 30, 2005. “Even in his final weeks in the hospital, he talked about the good old days at MMA,” said his daughter, Holly Gilliatt. Mrs. Gilliatt may be reached at 1916 Williamstown Drive in St. Peters, Mo. *** Forrest (Stew) Buckingham, ‘62, of Carson City, Nev., died Dec. 23, 2005. He was a top marksman, swimmer and tennis player at MMA. He served in the U.S. Army and owned several businesses over the years. *** Peter S. Litow, ‘65, of Pearl City, Ill., died Oct. 3, 2005. He was a U.S. Army veteran and St. Louis University graduate. He retired from Contel and Verizon phone companies, and is survived by his wife, Helen. *** James R. Doyle, ‘66, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Dec. 31, 2004. He was born in Macon, Mo., and attended school in Paris, Mo., before MMA. He was a realtor and worked in a variety of businesses. ***

Alumni notes: Classes of 2002-2003, faculty Jonathan R. Popp, ‘02, is studying mechanical engineering at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. *** Jeremiah M. Popp, 2003, is deployed to Afghanistan with a Marine infantry unit through August 2006, according to his mother, Rebecca


*** Former MMA instructor Lt. Col. Jerry A. Leadabrand wrote to applaud the Academy for its extensive building program and alumni support of its endowment program. His address is 47 Via Oeste, Durango, Colo. 81303.

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Rallies draw MMA alumni

The Chicago area alumni rally was held April 30 at the Holiday Inn and Suites, hosted by Les Barnard, ‘48, and Bob Ernest, 77. Among those present, from left, were Missouri Military Academy President Col. Ronald Kelly; Jim Arce, ‘83; Rose Weaver; Bob Weaver, ‘75; Dr. Richard Baran, ‘56; Dr. Stanley Zydlo, ‘52; Lt. Col. Paul Gillette, MMA director of institutional advancement, ‘70; Lawanah Gillette; Les Barnard and wife Joanne; Patricia Bussey; and Bob Ernest.

A good crowd turned out for the Virginia and Washington, D.C., area Missouri Military Academy Alumni Rally on March 4. From left are MMA President Col. Ronald Kelly; Bill Ogg, ‘42; Paul Gillette, ‘70, MMA director of institutional advancement; Lynn Shaw, ‘58; Betty Ogg; Jim Meyers, ‘65; Bob Crider, ‘65; Mary Ann Schaffer; Gary Schaffer, ‘65; Carol von Rump; Cmdr. David von Rump, ‘60; Susan Kelly; and Sgt. Krystain McKeown, who attended the MMA Junior School for three years. The Schaffers hosted the rally at Landini Brothers Restaurant in Alexandria, Va.


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Derek Nuckolls, ‘68, of Des Moines, Iowa, died Jan. 22, 2004. He was a United Parcel Service supervisor, and is survived by his wife, Christine. *** Gary Ray Klinepeter, ‘69, of Meridian, Idaho, died Aug. 15, 2004. He was a cum laude MMA graduate who went on to graduate from the University of Houston and work at the Johnson Space Center, Xerox Corporation and the Idaho State Comptroller’s Office. He is survived by his wife, Joan. *** Charles Allen Parsons, ‘71, of Blue Springs, Mo., died May 18, 2005. He was a longtime Carthage, Mo., businessman, and is survived by his wife, Rayna. *** Bill Daniel, ‘72, prominent Oklahoma City lawyer, died May 16, 2006. *** Todd Holladay Hutchens, ‘74, of Atlanta, Ga., died April 18, 2005. He was buried in Hazelwood Cemetery. *** Joe Warman, ‘74, of Wichita Falls, Texas, died July 29, 2005. He was buried at Crestview Memorial Park. *** Joseph Daniel Hudson Jr., ‘75, of Edwardsville, Ill., died July 15, 2004. He worked for the St. Louis, Mo., Postal Service, and was buried at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, Ill. *** Christopher J. Gentry, ‘88, of Hyannis, Neb., has donated $450 to the MMA sixth grade class in memory of his sister, Molly F. Gentry, an elementary school teacher who died Dec. 25, 2005, at

age 34.

*** Avinash (Avi) Miranda, ‘98, of Sugarland, Texas, died May 14, 2006, in Houston, Texas. He was buried at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. *** Justin Schwartz, ‘02, died in early March 2006 in Capitol Hill, Wash. Schwartz had served in the U.S. Navy in Japan before returning to his home in Seattle. *** Former MMA nurse Etheleen Pitney Chaney of Eldon, Mo., died Feb. 1, 2003. She was survived by her husband, Russell W. Chaney. *** Former MMA maintenance employee Lindell T. Davenport died April 28, 2006, at Boone Hospital in Columbia. Services were held May 2 in Mexico, Mo. He was born in Centralia, Mo., and was buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Mexico. “He served the Academy for 18 years, loved his building and the cadets,” said the Rev. Chris Atkinson in his eulogy. MMA staff members Greg Morton and Ray Heaton were among the pallbearers. *** Former MMA teacher and coach Carl Hollrah, age 92, advised the Academy of the death of his wife, Irma, on March 22, 2005. His address is 12016 Aclare Street, Cerritos, Calif. 90703-2724. *** Elizabeth S. Lumpkin, wife of former MMA commandant Tony Lumpkin, died in Bozeman, Mont., on March 13, 2003. She attended Yale University and was a teacher.

Holiday party planned for Dec. 2

At the Missouri Military Academy Alumni Rally in the Houston area, among those gathered were, from left, Don Hand, ‘78; Peter Parks, ‘67; Tex Dodson, ‘56; Greg Foster, ‘70; MMA Director of Institutional Advancement Lt. Col. Paul Gillette, ‘70; Mike Foster, ‘68; Phillip Russell, ‘68; and Tom Troll, ‘68. Not pictured are MMA President Col. Ronald Kelly and Paul Petit, ‘82. The event was hosted by Tom Troll at South Shore Harbour Resort in League City, Texas.

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The annual Missouri Military Academy St. Louis Area Christmas Party has been scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2. The event will be held at the Renaissance Hotel and Suites near the airport in St. Louis, according to MMA Director of Institutional Advancement Lt. Col. Paul Gillette, ‘70. “We’re looking forward to another excellent get-together and a good time for all who join us,” said Lt. Col. Gillette. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. All alumni, friends and parents of cadets are welcome. Contact Lt. Col. Gillette at or 1-573581-1776, extension 228, for more information, or for reservations.

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Annual Fund Report to Donors June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006 Compiled by Lt. Col. Paul Gillette, ‘70 MMA Director of Institutional Advancement

Annual Fund: Pledges: Scholarship Fund: Total:

$237,765 $ 30,700 $243,361 $511,826

*** During the 2005-06 Annual Fund Campaign there were a total of 423 donors with an average gift of $1,210. Within those figures, the Academy received gifts from 211 alumni with an average alumni gift of $1,505. Alumni giving made a significant increase from 32 percent of donors during the 2004-05 campaign to 51 percent of the donors during the 2005-06 campaign. An additional 20 percent of the donors (85) were past patrons, with an average gift of $502, and 11 percent (46) were current patrons with an average gift of $1,569. A total of $89.268 was received and placed into the Alumni Scholarship Fund from the following estates: Jarrett Barton,’81, estate; Hal and Donna Walker,’35, estate. A total of $54,628 was received from the following foundations and corporations:

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Annual Report to MMA Donors Association of Military Colleges and Schools; Bank of America Milestone Donors Club members

Matching Gifts; Boeing Matching Gifts; The Chance Foundation; Chevron Texaco; Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan; Margaret Mudd Fletcher Foundation; Lester Gehm Memorial Education Trust; General Electric Foundation matching gifts; Gencorp Foundation matching gifts; Halliburton Foundation matching gifts; Illinois Farm Bureau; The William T. Kemper Foundation; Kenneth Kinsey Family Foundation; The Richard and Diane Layne Foundation; Lloyd Industries matching gifts; Fleshman-Pratt Foundation (Gerri Pratt); and R.J. Reynolds Foundation matching gifts. $1.3 million has been raised over the past three years for Academy Annual Fund needs and Endowed Scholarships. The following are a few of the “Quality of Life, Education and Athletics” items purchased as a result of his campaign: New student desks for “A” Barracks classrooms; High School and Middle School library holdings; computer and software upgrades in the High School library, classrooms and administrative offices; music equipment and instruments for the band and chorus; Middle School math lab; Smartboards for classrooms; sports uniforms

Milestone Donors Club

The “Milestone Donors Club,” was created to recognize donors who have achieved significant long term donation records. Milestone donors will be recognized at intervals of five years, beginning at the 10year mark.

’55 ’37

40-Year Club Richard White, ’47 35-Year Club The Chance Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Meinert,

Dr. Huston and Eleanor Kellogg,

30-Year Club Col. John and Gail Boltz, ’46 George and Adelyn Cline, ’46 Col. Charles R. Stribling, III, ’44 25-Year Club Robert and Vera Andrews, past patrons George and Patricia Davison, ’68 Robert Gaiswinkler, ’49 Lt. Col. Paul and Lawanah Gillette, ’70 Joseph Goble, ’69 Robert and Jean McIntosh – Friends of the Academy Ralph and Mary Peck, ’52 Cmdr. David and Carol Von Rump, ’60 20-Year Club Jerroll and Cynthia Adams, past patrons Les and Joanne Barnard, ’48 The Dean Davison Family, ’78

and equipment for football, soccer, basketball and track; new practice rifles and equipment for

Eggerichs, ’69, earns major book awards

E.B. and Dorothy Feutz, ’41 Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Herzmark, past patrons David B. Hill, III, ’75 John and Phyllis Kirwan, ’65 Dr. and Mrs. Harold Lankford, friends of the Academy Robert Manche, ’63 John E. Marshall, friend of the Academy Bill and Betty Ogg, ’42 Ruth Russell, past patron Dr. Mary Seay, past patron Adolph and Peggy Walter, past patron 15-Year Club Dr. Benton and Ruth Allen, past patrons Robert Butters, ’47 Michael Dalton, ’59 Trent Frohock, ’83 Dr. and Mrs. James Gehring, past patrons Wilma K. Grossman, past patron Paul Kerr, ’48 Terry Logue, ’72 Martha Meng, friend of the Academy Wheeler and Nancy Mott, ’60 Larry Mrazek, ’51 Jeff and Susan Nedblake, ’77 Col. Robert and Patricia Piper, ’47 Dr. Elenor Schewe, friend of the Academy Fred and Sheila Schulman, ’57 Darryl and Susan Taylor, ’60 Sarah Walker, past patron Webber Pharmacy 10-Year Club Judge Robert and Janice Barney,

past patrons CSM Wallace and Sylvia Beckley, ’48 Boeing Matching Gift James and Irene Buchanan, ’52 Fred Buchanan, ‘52 Don Chapman, past patron Ellis and Terri Cokes, ‘51 John E. Cummings, ’39 John “Greg” Davis, ’71 Don Dippel, ’52 LTC Robert Dorman, retired staff Mr.and Mrs. Steve Erdel Exxon Mobil Dr. Michael and Deborah Good, past patrons Bruce and Linda Gruenewald, past patrons Dr. and Mrs. Loren Guffey, past patrons Harold Hogen, ’55 LTC Harry and Mary Hoyt, ’65 John and Jennifer Josendale, ’72 LTC Herman Kiefer, past patron Paul and Marna McClain, ’51 MMA Alumni Association MMA “M” Club Richard J. Matthews, ’66 Edward and Genevieve Razim, III, ’85 Don and Joyce Robinson, past patrons LTC and Mrs. Ralph “Butch” Saner, ’71 Edward and Kathy Sunder, past patrons Dean and Judy Sweet, past patrons Kent and Kaye Yoest, ‘70

the Fusileers, MPs and Color Guards; equipment and supplies for MMA Boy Scout Troop 39.

The administrative cost of the campaign was $62,855, or 12 percent of the total raised.

Newspaper clips about MMA sought

Capt. Mark L. Elwood, Missouri Military Academy director of information and publications, is seeking the cooperation and assistance of MMA cadets, parents and alumni in a scrapbook project to monitor newspapers’ use of publicity releases from the Academy. “We are trying to gauge how many hometown newspapers are using our releases to report on activities and cadet awards at Missouri Military Academy,” said Capt. Elwood. “We are interested in what information the papers are using so we can improve our publicity and communicate with those publications more effectively.” Parents and alumni are encouraged to assist in the project by sending clips or photocopies of clips involving MMA, its cadets, alumni or faculty to Capt. Elwood at Missouri Military Academy, 204 N. Grand Ave., Mexico, Mo. 65265; or e-mailing scans of the stories to him at

Dr. Ed Eggerichs, ‘69, right, of Grand Rapids, Mich., is the author of “Love and Respect,” which has sold more than 300,000 copies in 18 months and has won major awards among Christian books from Publisher’s Weekly. Founder and president of Love and Respect Ministries, Eggerichs and wife Sarah conduct marriage conferences across the country. Recalling experiences at MMA’s Memorial Chapel and the Presbyterian Church of Mexico, the former Delta Company commander writes, “The five years of the training received at MMA laid a firm foundation that is reaping exciting things during this season of my life.” From left, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Eggerichs, David Eggerichs, Joy Eggerichs, Sarah Eggerichs and Ed at Jonathan’s wedding on Mackinac Island in June 2005.

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16 As of May 31, 2006. Numbers in parentheses indicate years of participation in the Development Fund. Please advise the Development Office of any errors or omissions at (573) 581-1776. * = Indicates MMA faculty or staff.

2005-2006 Honor Roll of Donors John and Judy Fritsch ’49 (29) David B. Hill III ’75 (21) Boeing Matching Gift Program (10) Michael and Susan Bozarth (6) G.H. and Caroline Carnahan (6) John L. Cummings ’39 (13) Paul and Debra Erickson (2)



Mr. and Mrs. Charles Foley ’53 (34) Robert S. Gaiswinkler ’49 (26) Arturo and Eiliana Garza (6) (In memory of Ricky Garza ’02)

Lester Gehm Memorial Education Trust (8) Rick Guth ’65 (6) Gabriel and Lucila Haddad ’81 (3) Ken and Susan Houston (2)

Richard A. White ’47 (40) Howard and Karen Wegman (4)

G.W. Jackson ’61 (8) William T. Kemper Foundation (12) MMA Class of 1950 MMA Senior Class of 2006 Lorenzo and Elena Poletti (3)


Randy and Meg Adler ’77 (13) Milton and Marjorie Adler (34) Donna Ahlstrand (5) (In memory of Wallace Ahlstrand) Robert Albright ’49 (28) Leslie and Joanne Barnard ’48 (23) Tom and Carla Brown Charitable Fund of the Community of North Texas The Chance Foundation (35) Mr. and Mrs. Yih Yeu Chen George and Adelyn Cline ’46, (30)

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Davison ’78 (22) Theodore and Valerie Fajen (2) Margaret Mudd Fletcher Foundation * LTC Paul and Lawanah Gillette ’70 (25) Terry and Cynthia Goro Scott Harris ’70 Laurence and Christine Harrod ’74 (3) Dr. and Mrs. William Harryman (7) Sheryl Feutz-Harter (4) LTC Harry and Mary Hoyt ’65 (12) William Ryan Jackson ’99 Robert and Dianne Josephs (2)

Kenneth Baker ’51 (3) Jarrett Barton Estate (2) Wallace and Sylvia Beckley ’48 (12) (In memory of Fred Schuck, Joe Phelps and Phil Romick) Douglas and Nancy Besemer (9) Dr. Philip Blum/Dr. Marcia Levetown (2) Olga L. Aguirre de Cantu (4) Mr. and Mrs. Mario Carrillo Dan and Leslie Davis ’71 (8)

Jim and Ann Day (9) (In memory of Zach Day, ’03) * MAJ Dennis and Kathy Diederich (9) Clay “Tex” Dodson ’56 (7) (Honoring the Stribling family) John and Donna Downs KMS ’71 (5) John and Carol Ellerman ’57 Robert Ernest ’77 (7) Larry and Cheryl Feala (4) Tim and Brenda Fenton (3) E.B. and Dorothy Feutz ’41 (21)

Randall Kelly ’89 (9) * COL Ronald and Susan Kelly (23) LTC Herman Kiefer (11) Jong-Ki Kim ’84 The Kenneth K. Kinsey family Foundation ’59 (5) Blake and Patricia Lee Kwan Sup Lee (2) MMA Alumni Association (14) MMA “M” Club (11) Jeff and Rebecca MacLellan ’66 (19) Rene and Barbara Males ’50 (19)


Gallaher-Tangora-Rodes Insurance (18) Dr. and Mrs. Loren Guffey (10) Dr. and Mrs. James Gehring (16) (In memory of Chris Gehring ’86) The Halliburton Foundation (6) Dr. Patricia Harralson (5) Benjamin Jones ’50 (5) Dr. and Mrs. Sun Hyun Kim * MAJ Willis Kleinsorge (2) Mike and Pam Knoll ’74 (5) Philip and Madai Marmolejo

Geri Pratt (4) Fleshman-Pratt Foundation Inc. (4) Charles Schmidt ’65 (9) Hal & Donna Walker estate ’35 (19)

Robert Manche ’63 (21) Dana Marshall and Kathy Reardon (6) John and Mary McHenry ’42 (34) Jeff and Susan Nedblake ’77 (15) Victor and Aurora Ortiz Paul Petit ’82 (3) Mary Stewart Ramsey family Gary Schaffer ’65 * COL Charles R. Stribling III ’44 (30) Woodrow and Leslie Sullivan (2) B.J. and Bonnie Vermillion ’50 (8) Martin and Lynn Weber (2) Charles and Laura Murray ’50 Bryant and Carmen Pascoe Arthur and Mary Petty (2) Mr. and Mrs. Edward Razim III ’85 (10) MAJ and Mrs. Don Sheriff (9) Jerry and Theresa Silverberg (2) John and Angela Vassen (2) Don Vaughn ’54 (6) CDR David von Rump ’60 (26) Chris and Karen Yoest ’77 (9) Kent and Kathryn Yoest ’70 (12)

CENTURIONS Federico Acebal ’95 Carl Ade ’52 (12) Dr. and Mrs. Benton Allen (16) David Arbogast ’65 (6) Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States Fredrick Bader ’58 (3) Ron P. Baran ’60 (21) Jeff and Sharlene Barker (6) Charles Barney ’71 (3) Phillip and Judy Baum ’63 (4) David and Mary Bedford ’72 (9) James Bledsoe ’60 (5) Mr. and Mrs. L. Bonadiman Elizabeth Bradbury (9) Harold and Linda Brenizer ’52 (3) Albert and Alberta Brown ’48 (5) Jeffrey Brummet ’71 (2) James and Irene Buchanan ’52 (11) Larry and Toni Burrier Jerry and Deborah Cable (6) Ed Carson Creative Services Buff Chance ’71 (4) Don Chapman (12) Edward and Pauline Clausen ’50 Thomas and Mary Cline ’50 (3)

Dempsey Cochran (3) Ellis and Terri Cokes ’51 (10) Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Ralph and Deborah Conrath ’71 (4) R.B. and Virginia Cutlip (29) (In memory of Rev. and Mrs. Raymond McAllister) Ambassador Joaquin Dabdoub ‘81 Dana Dabney ’69 (3) Michael Dalton ’59 (15) Dennis Davenport (2) John (Greg) Davis ’71 (11) George and Pat Davison ’68 (26) Mr. and Mrs. Donald Depke Donald Dippel ’52 (13) Stephen Doran (2) LTC Robert Dorman (12) (In memory of Scott Lemons ’85) James and Carla Dutton II ’50 (3) Capt. Dale Dye ’62 (2) Anthony Ehler ’97 (2) Robert and Patricia Epple ’47 (9) Mr. and Mrs. Steve Erdel (10) Eric and Grace Feutz

Jerroll and Cynthia Adams (20) Aetna Inc. (8) Allstate (9) Robert and Vera Andrews (25) * Larry Anthony Alan and Violet Arbogast ’50 (8) Bruce and Shirlee Avedon ’46 (27) Frederick Ballard ’53 Judge Robert and Janice Barney (12) Maureen Bassett-Baran * Mrs. Penny Bealmear Virginia Bedford (34) Roger Beckerman ’60 (6) * LT Aaron Bell * CPT Sam Blair ’94 COL and Mrs. John Boltz ’46 (31) Donald Bowen (4) David Bowman Jr. ’97 Robin Boyer ’70 (3) James and Irene Buchanan ’58 (11) Robert Butters ’47 (16) John and Cathy Cadwalader (5) Donald and Sally Chesser (6) Chevron Texaco Edward Cissel (8) Ronnie and Francine Clark (2) COL and Mrs. Richard Cook Ellen Cooley (8) E. John Coonjohn (25) James Corkill ’64 David and Jo Ann Crabtree (6) Dr. and Mrs. Norman Crecelius (8)

Robert and Deborah Crider ’65 Albert Cunningham ’57 (9) Roy E. Curran ’50 (4) * Ms. Melody Daly * LT Shari Delp * Mrs. Mary Ann Dicknerber Ralph and Beverly Dollinger ’47 (2) John Earl ’05 * LTC Jonathan P. Eastman (3) Echo Company KMS (2) William and Margaret Ehler (8) Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ewing (2) Valynda Ewton Exxon Mobil (10) Seth Feala ’98 Mark and Louesa Fine (4) (Honoring * COL Charles R. Stribling III ’44) Thomas Fletcher ’65 Rev. Dr. Louden-Hans Flisk (2) Jean Flynn Mike Foster ’68 Keith Gabbert ’55 Dr. Bruce and Nancy Garrett (2) * MAJ Frank Giuseffi (3) Jerome and Gabriella Giuseffi Thomas and Roberta Goetting (2) Louis Gould Great American Opportunities Inc. John and Jeep Green ’60 (8) Chris Greiner ’74 Wilma K. Grossman (17) Mr. and Mrs. Armengol Guerra (9)

CSM Robert and Joan Forties ’41 (2) Trent Frohock ’83 (18) Greg Foster ’70 (3) Mary Gaines (19) Gencorp Foundation (2) Chris Gentry ’88 (5) Marie Gillette-Karbens (9) Leonard Grabau ’53 (5) (In memory of Cliff Chandler and Wesley Hand) Peter and Catherine Grassl (5) Thomas and Elizabeth Griffith (9) Mr. and Mrs. Gerardo Gonzalez (17) Bruce and Linda Grunewald (12) Rev. Dr. William Hager ’58 Andrew Hall ’85 Don and Susan Hand ’78 (3) Jack Hannemann ’71 (2) Ben and Annette Harlow ’47 (7) David and Virginia Harmon ’60 Mary Agnes Harralson (3) Edward and Georgina Harrow (2) Todd Helm ’80 (2) Jack K. Heutel III ’71 Karl F. Hirsch ’70

Harold and Jo Anne Hogen ’55 (10) Javier and Erika Ibanez Illinois Farm Bureau Illinois Agricultural Association William E.W. Keish KMS ’59 (3) John and Laura Kelley Rebecca Kennedy (6) Paul Kerr ’48 (16) Lloyd Industries Jeff and Cathy Mathers (8) Dolores Mattern Mr. and Mrs. David McAllister Paul and Marna McLain ’51 (13) Karl and Donna McCulloch ’50 (2) Robert and Jean McIntosh (25) Michaela Meeks and Ron Woods Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Meinert ’55 (36) Manuel and Maria Mendez Mr. and Mrs. Larry Mennemeyer Kevin and Kim Metheny ’72 (8) John and Lillian Metzger ’44 (5) Leland Myers ’70 (6) LTC and Mrs. Gary Moe (19) Jeffrey Moe ’92 Bill and Betty Ogg ’42 (21)

Byron W. Parker ’48 (5) Ralph and Mary Peck ’52 (27) Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Perez George Pine Jr. ’55 (2) Jim and Denise Ray (5) Edwin Ribback ’55 Stephen and Maryann Rober * LTC and Mrs. Ron Rosendahl (4) Phillip and Alice Russell ’68 (3) LTC and Mrs. Ralph Saner ’71 (12) Craig Schmidt ’63 (7) Dennis and Kathleen Spaulding (2) Raymond and Debbie Stotlar ’71 (10) Edward and Kathy Sunder (13) Alexander Tegtmeier ’50 Dr. Goff Thompson (5) Jose Valle Ms. Barbara Wallmark (4) (In honor of Alex Bozarth) Webber Pharmacy (17) Ray and Mary Wegman Dr. and Mrs. Fred Wesberry (4) Mr. and Mrs. John Wiegand (7) Guy and Alice Young (7) (In honor of Jon Young ’01)

Richard J. Matthews ’66 (12) Helen Maupin (29) William and Judy McConnell (6) Marcia McPherren (4) * LTC James E. Medley (2) Richard and Helen Meinert ’52 (8) Martha M. Meng (16) Norman Middletown ’51 (10) Kathy Mitchell (3) (In memory of Zach Day) * Greg Morton (2) Larry and Kathy Moser (2) Wheeler and Nancy Mott ’60 (16) LTC Sam and Suzanne Mounger (12) Larry Mrazek ’51 (16) Bruce and Nancy Oliver (6) COL and Mrs. Albert Owens (8) Oscar Paras Donald and Carol Pascoe John Peters ’74 (2) COL Robert and Patricia Piper ’47 (18) Mrs. Rebecca Popp (5) * COL Dana and MAJ Peggy Reynard Stephen & Barbara Richards ’60 (21) Jason and Deborah Rinz (4) Don and Joyce Robinson (11) Ruth C. Russell (23) LTC Robert and Thip Samples ’55 (28) Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sampson (2) William Savitt ’46 Dr. and Mrs. John Schuchmann (11) Fred and Sheila Schulman ’57 (17)

Dr. Elenore Schewe (16) Mr. and Mrs. David Schwind (3) Matthew Schwind ’03 Dr. Mary Seay (21) George Sennett ’53 (9) Brian Sims ’79 (3) William and Penelope Sims ’60 (6) William and Karen Speros ’54 (3) Morgan Stanley (5) Robert Stewart ’55 (6) David and Cindy Stockdale * Mrs. Renae Stumpe William and Mary Suntrup (3) Mr. and Mrs. Dean Sweet (11) Darryl and Susan Taylor ’60 (16) BG Carl Tegtmeier ’62 (12) Richard Thomas ’70 Dr. Jack and Beverly Titus (27) Steve Turner ’64 (3) * MAJ Richard and MAJ Judy Twells (3) John Unnerstall ’64 (3) COL and Mrs. Craig Urbauer (6) Cleta Mae Vantress * MAJ Mark Vaughan (2) Sarah Walker (16) Adolf and Peggy Walter (23) Sybil Wasserman Camargo Robert and Rose Weaver ’75 (9) Mr. and Mrs. Jack Webber (4) * Mrs. Barbara Williams * Mrs. Lora Young Ray Zimmerman ’61 (4)


Bank of America (9) Boeing Matching Gift Program (10)


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Steve Hagan (2) * Mrs. Irene Hard Dr. John and Rachel Harper Jr. ’46 William and Marjorie Hatten ’30 (2) William Hedger ’72 (2) Bradley Henderson ’80 Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Herzmark (20) * Jim Hilderman Fred and Zella Hisaw Carl and Irma Hollrah Robert Hopmann ’70 (2) Walter Horn Robert and Marla Howard Russ Huether ’60 (7) * 1SG Randal Jacobson Mackie and Evelyn Johnston ’55 (7) John and Jennifer Josendale ’72 (10) Dr. Huston & Eleanor Kellogg ’36 (29) Hongjin Kim ’85 Kyle and Sandra King (2) John and Phyllis Kirwan ’65 (23) Rev. Dale and Shirley Kronquist (24) * CPT Marijo Lagemann Dr. and Mrs. Harold Lankford (23) Terry Logue ’71 (17) Silvio and Helen Lombardi ’55 (8) James and Carol Long ’47 (5) Gerardo and Graciela Machado Mark Magnon ’89 (7) Margaret Maple (2) John E. Marshall (21) * LTC Henry Matlosz


Chevron Corporation (3) Gencorp Foundation

General Electric Foundation Halliburton Foundation (6)

Lloyd Industries Inc. R.J. Reynolds Foundation (4)


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The MMA Eagle, June 2006 Edition