CLASS NOTESJune 1969
It's reassuring to know that the first crop of sixty-six lawyers will be leaving the ivy covered walls this month and embarking on their personal crusades. Our congratulations to all.
Steve Nash, working for his Ph.D. in Art History at Stanford, plans to be married in Rome, N. Y., on June 15 to Carol Ostrowski, a 1966 graduate of Green Mountain. They'll honeymoon and study, occasionally, in France and then return to Stanford.
And here's something we really enjoy, catching up on the travels of an old classmate. Andy Curtis went back to Cleveland after graduation and married Jean Dickey Hutton of Shaker Heights, daughter of Al Hutton '41. Andy's dad, Frank Curtis '36, is also a member of the tribe, and classmates Kit Stenger and John Garrison, now a lieutenant and an Army intelligence officer in Thailand, were in the wedding.
Andy and Jean entered the Air Force in March, 1967, went through a six-month Aerospace Munitions School and while stationed at Charleston AFB a son, Andrew, was born on March 27, 1968. Andy is now in Iceland. First Lt. Curtis is with the 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron and his family is with him in Keflavik, Iceland. His good friend, Lt. Don Ries, a munitions officer, is on his way to a warmer clime, Ubon AFB in Thailand.
It's a pleasure to quickly note where our '66 warriors are dispersed around the globe. Lt. Clayton McEachron is an Air Force pilot trainee. Mike Ransmeier is attending Spanish Language School in Washington, D. C., for the U.S. Army. Richard Tufaro is serving two years with the ordinance branch for the Army. Stan Colla is serving as a site engineer in the Army Air Defense Command at a Nike base in the Norfolk area.
In Vietnam, Lt. j.g. Dave Nicholas is part of a Navy Seal Team engaged in small unit operations against VC. Pete Barber is with the infantry in Quang Tri province. Tim Jones is a naval flight officer flying out of Da Nang and Greg Eden is a pilot flying the A-6 Intruder aboard the carrier "America." George Reese is stationed with the Coast Guard in Cat Lo, Vietnam. Jamie Stewart is the weapons officer and Mark Blanchard is in the engineering department aboard the destroyer escort "USS Finch," which is based in Guam and divides its patrol between Vietnam and the Taiwan Patrol. Jim Jourdonnais is an infantry platoon leader with the 1st Air Cavalry.
Our prayers and wishes for a speedy and safe return extend to these men and the many others fighting for our nation.
Here's a world tour of sixty-six activities: Gundars Aperans is a law student at the University of Virginia .... Robin Foster is a member of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Balboa, Canal Zone .... Al Jones is an executive consultant with International Personnel Consultants located in, where else? Enfield, N. H .... Harris Jones is a graduate assistant at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, with a goal of a Ph.D. in Physics ... and Norman Jones is a Navy electronics technician.
Jack Donovan is establishing some sort of record. After the Peace Corps in Micronesia and AID in South Vietnam he has signed on as a Community Service Volunteer in the South Boston Action Center. Bravo! ... Julio Basualdo is an assistant to the loan Officer in the Agency for International Development in Asuncion, Paraguay .... Jeff Stein is with KMST-TV in Monterey, Calif . . . . and Buck Shinkman is Research Editor at Benn Brothers Ltd., London.
Hope everyone enjoys a happy summer filled with blue skies. Let us all share your fun in the fall.
– Larry Geiger
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