Monday, August 13, 2018

Louis Francis Sauter, III September 21, 1947 - June 17, 2017 (USMA 1970, A3, Cullum # 29204)

Louis Francis Sauter, III September 21, 1947 - June 17, 2017 (USMA 1970, A3, Cullum # 29204)

Jim Oxley just discovered this sad news.  Happened over a year ago.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Army Scholarship Foundation

Release date: July 30, 2018
For more information contact: Jeff Gault at 703-587-5181 or

The Army Scholarship Foundation has awarded its 2017-2018 Lieutenant Scott Love Memorial Scholarshipto Mr. Kevin M. Diette of Richford, Vermont.   Kevin’s father is Sergeant First Class Kevin Diette, who is serving on active duty with the Vermont National Guard.  Kevin is a freshman at the Northern Vermont University in Johnson, VT, he is majoring in theater arts.  

Scott M. Love was born at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and graduated from high school in Huntsville, Alabama.  He graduated from Florida State University in 1996 and enlisted in the US Army in 1999 as a military intelligence specialist.  In 2003, Scott attended Officer Candidate School. Following completion of OCS and other courses at Fort Benning, Scott was assigned as a platoon leader with 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry stationed at Baumholder, Germany. His unit deployed to Kuwait in November 2005 with Scott's platoon assigned as part of Task Force 1-35 Armorwhen he was killed at Ar Ramadi, Iraq in 2006.  

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 to provide scholarships to deserving sons and daughtersof US Army soldiers and Army veterans, and to spouses of enlisted active duty soldiers. The Foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters.  Tax deductible contributionscan be sent to the Foundation at 11700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, Texas 75230.  Those wishing to learn more about the Army scholarship Foundation or to make a tax deductible donation may visit

Thursday, August 2, 2018

VA disability payout rates for 2018 SENDS:

Good Morning Frank,

I just finished looking through, and I noticed that you offer some great resources for veterans. As someone whose grandfather is a veteran, I appreciate you offering these resources.

I just finished working on another resource that may be useful for the veterans who visit your website. It is a table that shows the VA disability payout rates for 2018, showing what percentage of disabled veterans end up with which rates. It also compares rates between those with spouses and children, along with some other considerations.

You can view the table here:

I'm trying to get this out to more veterans, so if you would consider sharing on social media or on your site, I'd appreciate it.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to let me know.

Thanks for your time!

Angie Sharr
Twitter: @findrealhealth

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Classmate USMA 1970 John J. Mearsheimer SENDS:

Classmate USMA 1970 John J. Mearsheimer SENDS: 
Folks, I was on PBS’s Newshour last Wednesday (July 11) talking about the NATO Summit.
I was on Chicago public television tonight (July 16) talking about the Helsinki summit between Putin and Trump.
Also HBO’s Vice News aired a show on Russophobia tonight (July 16) that I taped in NYC on Friday (July 13)
On the off-chance you are looking for some entertainment, I have put the links for all three of those shows below.
I hope that this note finds everyone well and enjoying the summer.
All the best. John
PS - the links will be in comments below for easy access (fjm - Facebook only allows one link per post!)

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Two Tribute Videos that we had made for Johnny Mercer McClellan {Died: 2017-02-12, Cullum # 28922 , E2}

Kim McClellan SENDS
Hello All,

With a grip on my heart, tears in my eyes, I present to you the two Tribute Videos that we had made for Johnny Mercer McClellan {Died: 2017-02-12, Cullum # 28922 , E2}

The first one you had seen before after Johnny's Cremation Service on February 19, 2017.

The second one is for Johnny's Full Honors Military Service at Arlington National Cemetery on May 25, 2018.

Private Dropbox link to download HD Video to a computer, phone, or tablet:

On behalf of Johnny, I thank you for your kind support.

Kim McClellan

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Johnny Mercer McClellan

Kim McClellan SENDS:

Dear Family, Friends, and Neighbors,

On behalf of Johnny Mercer McClellan, I would like to thank you for your support, your presence to accompany Johnny to his last resting place, and your time at his most favorite place on Apollo Lane to celebrate a momentous occasion.

On May 25th, 2018, at 9:00 AM, we witnessed Captain Johnny Mercer McClellan, USA, laid to rest with dignity and honor in the Columbarium at the Arlington National Cemetery. His permanent address is C: 7 S: P C: 4 N: 1 (Columbarium Court No. 7, Section P, Column 4, Niche 1).

The Full Honors Military Service offered Johnny was the most moving and beautiful experience. A Color Guard leading the funeral procession, followed by a Military Band, an Escort, a Body Bearer Team of 6, the Caisson carrying Johnny’s Urn. At the service at the Columbarium, Johnny had three rifle volleys by a Firing Party of seven riflemen, Tap by a Military Bugler, and the formal folding of the flag. A Military Chaplain officiated the inurnment service. As you recalled, Johnny had a Buddhist Crematory Service. I chose for Johnny to have a Christian Inurnment Service to complete the cycle for Johnny so that he had the best of both world.

Immediately after the Caisson was Johnny’s 1930 Model A Ford, driven by his friend, Darien, and accompanying by Johnny’s wife, KimOanh McClellan. Cars of Family, Friends, and Neighbors joined the procession after John’s car.

To prepare for Johnny’s last ride in his beloved antique car from his beloved home to his final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery, KimOanh made a bow of golden ribbon and black satin—the color of West Point—to decorate the Model A’s, and two “Captain Flags” of red color with white captain bars for the front of the car. The rumble seat of the Model A was filled with dozens of fresh cut Peonies of white, red, pink and fuchsia from the McClellans’ garden. Peonies are known as the flower of riches and honor. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.

KimOanh dressed in the traditional Vietnamese dress (Ao Dai) of black silk and golden phoenix embroidery—the color of West Point. She wore a black vintage hat with black veil. In May of 1977, Johnny had picked KimOanh up in his 1930 Model A Ford from her place in Arlington, Virginia—not too far from the Arlington National Cemetery-- for their first date in Washington, DC. 41 years later, Johnny and KimOanh rode in the same antique car for their final ride together.

On this day, the weather was nice, the sky was blue, and the Arlington National Cemetery was decorated with American Flags on the tombstones for Memorial Day.
On this day, Johnny Mercer McClellan Will Always Be in Our Thoughts, and Forever in Our Hearts.

Kim McClellan
Cell: 202-288-7177

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  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 (  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.