Charlie Kuyk, Jr. (USMA 1950) and his son Charlie Kuyk, III (USAFA 1973) are writing a book about the influence of West Point graduates upon the early days of the US Air Force. As you may know, the Air Force was established as a separate military service in 1947 and many of its early leaders were West Point graduates.Read More
Here is a piece that Dick Newton III sent on about classmate Fidel Ramos.
Philippines’ Duterte discovered this week that his actions have consequences
By Emily Rauhala
Less than two weeks after his trip to China and his call for a “separation” from the United States, the president of the Philippines is for the first time feeling the effects of what seems to be — to some at least — a concerted effort to alienate his allies.Read More
I don’t know how this will work out. Will be trying out the new Windows 10 and probably Word 2016. Have not mastered either of them yet, but we will see how it does.
KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL
Thanks to the quick work of Paul Ache and June Elliott (Charlie’s widow) and the generosity of classmates and widows, there is now a bronze plaque commemorating our participation in the Korean War. The plaque is mounted on the Korean War Memorial in the San Francisco Presidio.
Clyde Spence (along with a packed audience) attended a presentation by Jim Tormey in Hampton’s History Museum on July 18, about his just-released book, “The Virginia Navy in the Revolution- Hampton’s Commodore James Barron and His Fleet”.Read More
The chairman convened the meeting at about 11:55 hours.
1. Bill opened the meeting with remarks on what the class has done and will continue to do. A copy is in enclosure 1.
2. The BOG was reorganized after Win Skelton moved back south. Roy Lounsbury was appointed as Vice-Chair and Sandy Sanderson was added as a Communications Specialist, working on the Class Web Page and other projects. And it was noted that those now with access to the Class Account include Bill, Roy, and Joan.Read More
Here are a few of the things we have done over the years:
- Established a strong Board of Governors. We have about 12 members, most of whom have been on the board now for 30 to 35 years.
- Have had reunions at West Point every 5-year mark since graduation.Read More