Some brief notes this round, gentlemen, as I didn't get too many updates this quarter. Keep the cards, letters and e-mails coming - it’s always great to hear from you and pass along the latest news from our class.
First, let me extend our prayers and support for those BRs in the path of Hurricane Sandy. l heard from Andy Weaning that he rode out the storm safely and was back up with power within a couple of days.
I also saw on Facebook that Doug Spitz’s hometown in New Jersey (he lives elsewhere now) saw extensive damage.
I’m hopeful that any of our BRs affected are able to return their lives to normal soon. Let me know if anyone is in need.
I was pleased to hear from Jeff Millican, who let me know that he is currently mobilized with the Navy Reserve and deployed as the Director of Intelligence at the Joint Information Support Task Force (Special Operations) in Camp As Sayliyah, Doha, Qatar.
Jeff says it’s been an interesting and exciting tour with some outstanding
men and women from all the services working together on a fascinating mission.
Jeff Kaster checked in from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL, where he is an assistant staff judge advocate at U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command. Jeff recently saw Pete Finan who was in Tampa on a trip. Both Jeff and Pete have been selected for promotion to colonel, along with Chuck Ellis.
Garrett Thompson also e-mailed to pass along that he has rejoined the Army Reserve. Garrett will be the movement officer for the 518th Sustainment Brigade out of Cary, NC. Garrett also indicated that his daughter, who turns 13 in November, is an avid swimmer and plans to someday swim for the Keydets!
George Palomar continues to train like a Rat, running his second half-marathon recently in the inaugural 2012 Navy/Air-Force Half-Marathon in Washington, D.C. George checked in just as he was heading to Manila to do some mission work with his church.
I know a number our BRs were able to take in several football games at the “I” and on the road this year -- '90 had a great turn out at the Navy-VMI game in September at Annapolis. I’ve posted some pictures of Greg Hatchett, Tim McLaughlin, Chuck Smith and Rob Gudz. I was thankful to meet up with two of my roommates -- Steve Linder and Chris Huff -- at the Navy game, as well. We had a great weekend in D.C. catching up and experiencing the D.C. nightlife.
Terrence Kerner, whose son is a Rat this year has seen several games this fall. Over the course of the season, he’s run into Sam Stocks, Fred Minnigerode, Kelly Musick, Rich Duke, Greg Hatchett, Kenny Robinson, Matt Schwarzmann and Charles Plageman.
Terrence has also run into James Tavenner ‘9l quite a bit, as James' son is in the same “mass” as Terrence’s son.
Charlie Cathcart ’9l lives at the Institute, and he and his wife, Cheryl, have been very kind to host Terrence’s son for some “Sunday afternoon R&R'“ at their home. And finally, Terrence was fortunate to play golf recently with Barry Johnson at Pinehurst, Didn‘t get a score but sounds like it was a great round.
Until next time, all the best to you and your families!
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