Saturday, May 19, 2018

50th Year Legacy Yearbook Needs Your help now!

50th Year Legacy Yearbook Needs Your help now!

Headed by our 1970 Howitzer Editor Wally Kaine kainej@me.com  and his team,  the plan is to publish a Howitzer like product around our 50th Reunion time period that captures the various class activities over the last 50 years and provides individual summaries. 

Each class member will be asked to provide a write up with photographs that tells what they have been up to for all these years. We will also get this information for all deceased classmates. 

The Class of 1969 produced a fabulous product. If you are near any member of that class, ask to see it and it will really stimulate you. 

Collecting (and prodding) classmates will require some help, so Wally is asking for volunteers to be Cadet Company and Regimental reps. Their responsibilities will be to assist anyone who has questions and coordinate/follow-up on individual write ups and photos. 

This is another request for Legacy Yearbook Reps.  We know you all are busy but we need help getting this project off on a good start. 

Please consider taking a role in this critical and meaningful project. 

In a nutshell, your role as a company rep would be to monitor and “encourage” the individual submissions. Wally Kaine can answer any questions you might have. Reps are needed as follows. 1st Reg—A, C, E, F, G, H and I. 2nd Reg—A, C, D. E, G and H. 3rd Reg—Regimental Rep, D, E, F, G, H, and I. 4th Reg—A, B, C, D, E, F and I.  

If you can help (or want to throw your old roommate under the bus),  please give your name to Terry Young (tjyoung70@comcast.net  or 717-580-8216).

NB: as this is the third request for Legacy Yearbook Company and Regimental Representatives, some of these positions may have already been filled.

Thanks!


Friday, May 18, 2018

Tax Deductible Donations to Army Scholarship Foundation

Jeff Gault (gaultrj@prodigy.net) SENDS:

Dear Fellow Classmates,

This year as we approach Memorial Day approaches, we will all take a moment to reflect upon and honor those many thousands of brave men and women who have served our great Nation in uniform and who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our way of life and the freedoms we all enjoy.  We also take this occasion to think of our many classmates and military friends and family who are no longer with us.  Sadly, our classmate loses continue to mount every passing year.

Memorial Day is a very unique holiday: it provides to pause and to honor those who have lost their lives in combat during our nation's wars and conflicts. Our soldiers of today continue to serve in harm's way, particularly in Afghanistan and Iraq, where we have lost so many lives, and where more will undoubtedly give their last full measure of devotion in sacrifice for us. Their loved ones and families continue to worry about them and their safety while they are deployed and preparing to deploy. Please take a moment to help us all remember those who have fallen, including in particular our class son, Lieutenant Scott Love, and consider helping a soldier and Army family member of today by making a donation to the Army Scholarship Foundation in Scott's or another loved one's memory on the occasion of this special holiday.

Tax Deductible Donations can be sent to Army Scholarship Foundation,  11700 Preston Road, Ste 660-301, Dallas, TX 75230 or on line at www.ArmyScholarshipFoundation.org.

Thank you all for your service to our country, and please help us and our fellow countrymen and women to remember those we have lost, not just during this Memorial Day, but throughout the year.

Thank you,
Jeff

Friday, April 6, 2018

Harold H. “Buck” Dunwoody, Jr. USMA 1970 A2 RIP

Obituary

Dahlonega, GA -

Harold H. “Buck” Dunwoody, Jr., 69, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Monday, 26 March, 2018, at his residence.

He was born September 19, 1948, in Ft. Knox, KY, to the late Harold and Elizabeth (Hausheer) Dunwoody.  Buck was an Eagle Scout, who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1970 and served in Germany in the U.S. Army for four years.  Afterwards, he remained in Germany as a Senior Sales Representative for Pioneer Electronics for thirty years.

He returned to the United States in 2002. In his retirement, he enjoyed many of his hobbies which included: sailing, fishing, music—listening to multiple genres as well as playing the guitar—boating, woodworking, gardening, cooking, bicycling, hiking and photography. He was a man of many talents. He was compassionate, fun-loving, and lived life to its fullest. He was known for his witty sense of humor and infectious laugh. He was the kind of friend you could depend on.  He was passionate about cat and dog rescue (owning several that he affectionately called “the tribe”). He loved his family, and in time of need, put his life on hold to care for his ailing father for nine years.  He was loved dearly, and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his former wife, Kaye Jane Pastore, his sisters, Susan Schoeck, Ann Dunwoody, Jacqueline Baker, and brother, William (Bill).

He will be cremated and funeral mass will be held at St. Raphael’s Church in Englewood, FL at 10:00 am on 3 May 2018.  A Celebration of Life will follow after the Mass at Park Forest Club House, 323 Indian River Lane, Englewood, FL 34223. In lieu of flowers, Buck would appreciate donations to the no-kill humane societies that rescued his “entire tribe,” giving us peace of mind and are sure made Buck smile as well:

TLC Humane Society:
1735 Red Oak Flats Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533
706-864-2817 Info@tlchs.org

Dawson County Humane Society:
633 Martin Road, Dawsonville GA 30534
706-265-9160 Dawsoncountyhumanesociety.org

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To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Harold Dunwoody Jr., please visit our Tribute Store.
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Guestbook

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

RIP, Pam White


Sad news from classmate Tommy Maertens
Here is the Obituary for Pam White, wife of Lanny White, Co E-3 and keyboard player for the Happy Daze band. The services are set for this Sunday at 4:30 in Fairfield, Ohio:
White, Pamela E. age 68 of West Chester passed away on Tuesday April 3, 2018. She was born on October 17, 1949 in Hackensack, NJ the daughter of the late Frederick and Ethel (nee Hosek) Zott. Pamela was a Genealogist and owner of Key Genealogy, LLC. She served as secretary and treasurer for Fellowship Bible Church and was a Sunday School teacher. She also volunteered at Butler County Record Center and Archives. She is survived by her loving husband of over 47 years Lanny White; mother of Jennifer (Tim) Wilk and the late Jeffrey White; grandmother of Ashleigh (David) McDaniel, Bobby (Megan) Doyle, Jamie Wilk, and Stephanie (Daniel) Byrd; great grandmother of Lileigh, Elliot, and Logan McDaniel, Maria and Andy Doyle, and Brinnley Byrd; sister of Valerie (Bruce) Stubaus and Frederick (Roseann) Zott; nieces Tracy (Nick) Popolizio and Samantha (Rob) Schadtle; and nephew Fred Zott. Pamela is also survived by many brothers and sisters in Christ. Visitation on Sunday April 8, 2018 at Fellowship Bible Church, 7555 Gilmore Road, Hamilton from 3:00 PM until the time of the funeral service at 4:30 PM, with Rev. Thomas Sawhook, officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions would be appreciated to Fellowship Bible Church, 7555 Gilmore Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45015. THE WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME 3080 Homeward Way at Rt. 4, Fairfield is serving the family. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

WP-AOG Update February 2018

Career Services:
Learn more about WPAOG’s Career Services by visiting https://www.westpointaog.org/careers. Current SACCentralOnline.com and WPAOG job postings are also posted there.  The next Service Academy Career Conference will be taking place March 1-2, 2018 in Savannah, Georgia.  To register, please visit https://sacc-jobfair.com/savannah.aspx.

Development:
Did you know you can support the Long Gray Line when you shop with Amazon? Just go to smile.amazon.com and use your Amazon login. Search for “Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy” and select to support. Remember to go to smile.amazon.com each time you shop and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price for eligible items to WPAOG. You may also choose to visit several different online retailers through Shop Thru the Heart (https://www.shopthrutheheart.com/c/?wpaog) and generate donations from Agora Worldwide.

New WPAOG RBHH Program Wins Two CASE Gold Awards:
In 2017, WPAOG launched  the Rockbound Highland Home Program (RBHH) to welcome graduates back to West Point and assist them with navigating post security procedures, offer special access to select MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) facilities and services, and provide “insider” tours for graduates and their guests. Recently, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) held its District II Accolades Awards Program, recognizing outstanding work in the area of advancement, for more than 700 organizations. The Rockbound Highland Home Program received two Gold Awards, one each in the areas of “Alumni Relations” and “Alumni Relations Events & Affinity Programs,” beating out Villanova, Georgetown and Princeton.

Visit the Grad Insider Tour homepage to learn more and book your *tour today! If you have any questions, please reach out via email or phone at RockboundHighlandHome@wpaog.orgor 845-446-1622.
*Attendees must be able to walk up to two miles in non-handicap accessible areas.

WPAOG’s 150th Anniversary message:
For widest dissemination, I am sharing the below note again from Deirdre Dixon ’84, the Chair of the 150th Planning Committee, and a member of our WPAOG Board of Directors. 

“As you may have heard at the 2017 Leaders Conference, the West Point Association of Graduates will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019! A special committee of the Board of Directors and staff at Herbert Hall have been working hard to plan for this special occasion.  I heard many of you at the conference who wanted more information about the celebration. The email below should help you better understand and prepare for the events. 

This mission is to coordinate, conduct, and support activities associated with WPAOG’s 150th Anniversary to further the cohesiveness of the Long Gray Line and to advance WPAOG’s capabilities to serve West Point and the Long Gray Line in the decades ahead. Through WPAOG communications, messaging, and events, we’ll raise awareness and excitement around this anniversary with the goals of increasing participation, honoring the past, and preparing for the future.

The 150th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout 2019, with articles in West Point Magazine and “This Day in History” fun facts shared through social media and at events. On May 22, 2019, WPAOG will coordinate a virtual toast for all graduates to mark the official birthday of our alumni association. A special celebration dinner will be held during the August 2019 Leaders Conference. Societies will be able to get Distinguished Society Award points for marking the 150th Celebration in some way.

As a key volunteer for West Point, we hope to engage your assistance in celebrating this milestone. This year, WPAOG is doing a myriad of things to build awareness. In 2019, we’d like to offer memorabilia to Societies and Classes organizing events that can enhance your special event and allow your guests to share in the celebration. A survey to Class and Society leaders will follow later this month asking for your input on the type of items that might enhance your events. In addition, WPAOG staff will work closely with the Academy to brand on-post 2019 events with the 150th theme.

Thank you for all that you do every day for your alma mater. This 150th Anniversary is a celebration of the Long Gray Line and your alumni association and its impact on the Academy and our Nation. If you have questions, please feel free to email me or direct your questions to 150@wpaog.org.” Deirdre Dixon ’84, Chair of 150th Planning Committee, Member of the WPAOG Board of Directors

WPAOG Job Postings: 
The latest WPAOG job postings are available online at westpointaog.org/employment. Currently these are the positions posted: 
  •       Vice President of Alumni Support
                     Stewardship Coordinator
                     Temporary Great Hall Representative
                     Temporary Event Assistants
                     Temporary Sales Associates


Did you know?
Did you know that Widows/Widowers of our deceased graduates automatically become Associate Members of WPAOG and will continue to receive West Point Magazine

Sincerely,
Cathy

Cathy Kilner ‘90
Director, Class Services

West Point Association of Graduates
698 Mills Road West Point, NY 10996
Phone: 845.446.1563