Dave Finley

[4 NOV 1933 - B1 - 20270]



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Auer - T. Graham - Finley - Wilkinson - Smetana - Cardillo - Camp - chairback
of Griggs (photographer) [CO Front Range Luncheon - SEP 2017]



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Inez Cardillo - Sally Bean - Helen Wilkinson - Susan Griggs - Elaine Smetana -
Judy Finley - Norma Auer [CO Front Range Luncheon - SEP 2017]



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Smetana - Cardillo - Elaine Smetana - Inez Cardillo - Cynthia and Bob Camp - T Graham - Sally Bean - Tom and Helen Wilkinson - Dave and Judy Finley [SEP 2016 CO Front Range Luncheon]



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Helen and Tom Wilkinson - Elaine Smetana - Norma Auer - Smetana - Cardillo - Auer - Inez Cardillo - T. Graham - Sally Bean - Dave and Judy Finley [JUN 2016 CO Front Range Luncheon]



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Dave Finley - Rich Cardillo - Todd Graham - Cynthia Camp - Tom and Helen Wilkinson - Judy Finley - Bob Camp - Sally Bean - Inez Cardillo [CO Front Range Luncheon - MAR 2016]



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Rear: Smetana - Wilkinson - Finley - Cardillo - T Graham - Camp - Front: Inez Cardillo - Elaine Smetana - Helen Wilkinson - Cynthia Camp - Sally Bean [CO Front Range Luncheon - DEC 2015]



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Rich Cardillo - Tom and Helen Wilkinson - Inez Cardillo - Elaine Smetana - Sally Bean - Smitty Smetana - Cynthia and Bob Camp - Dave Finley [CO Front Range Luncheon - SEP 2015]



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Rich Cardillo - Smitty Smetana - Dick Auer - Sally Bean - Judy Finley - Inez Cardillo - Elaine Smetana - Ann Crock - Bob Strickland - Dave Finley [CO Front Range Luncheon - JUN 2015]



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Pirkey - Michalove - Finley - Phillips
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Auer - McCulla - Horst - Pirkey - Rich Miller - Finley
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Dave Finley - Jim Bergen - Jim Fiscus
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Finley's
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Gay - Finley's - Bergen
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Finley's - Bergen's - Cardillo's - Gay
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Dinwiddie's - Campbell's - Regnier's - Finley's -
Andrews' [60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Hasbrouck's - Finley's - Maurer's
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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T. Graham - Wilkinson - Elaine Smetana - Finley - Rich and Inez Cardillo - Helen Wilkinson - Cynthia Camp - Smetana - Camp [CO Front Range Luncheon - NOV 2014]



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Dave Finley - Smitty and Elaine Smetana - Susan and Jack Griggs - Todd Graham - Helen and Tom Wilkinson - Bob Camp - Sally Bean - Rich and Inez Cardillo. Also attending but broke ranks to serve as photographer was Dick and Sally's son - LTC (Ret) Bob Bean [CO Front Range Luncheon - SEP 2014]



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Elaine Smetana - Helen Wilkinson - T. Graham - Judy Finley - Wilkinson - Bob and Cynthia Camp - Faurer - Rich and Inez Cardillo - Ute Bergen - Finley - Bergen - Smetana [CO Front Range Luncheon - April 2014]



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Sally Bean - Todd Graham - Inez and Rich Cardillo - Elaine Smetana - Bob Camp - Smitty Smetana - Helen Wilkinson - Dave Finley - Tom Wilkinson [CO Front Range Luncheon - OCT 2013]



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Auer - Finley - Bergen - Graham - Wilkinson -
Camp - Cardillo [CO Luncheon - MAR 2013]



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Dave and Judy Finley - Jim and Ute Bergen - Todd Graham - Helen and Tom Wilkinson - Bob Camp - Inez and Rich Cardillo - Sally Bean - Dick Auer [CO Luncheon - MAR 2013]



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Tom Wilkinson - Todd Graham - Dave Finley - Jim Bergen - Bob Camp - Rich Cardillo - Jack Jeter [Dick Bean Services - JAN 2013]



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Katherine Jeter - Inez Cardillo - Sally Bean - Ute Bergen - Helen
Wilkinson - Judy Finley [Dick Bean Services - JAN 2013]



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Smetana with Elaine - Wilkinson with Helen - Cardillo with Inez - Bergen with Ute - T. Graham - Finley - and Feagin [CO Front Range Lunch - MAY 2012]



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[CO Front Range Lunch - NOV 2010]



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Helen Wilkinson - Camp - Finley - Wilkinson
[Bob Camp's 75th - DEC 2008]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Hagedorn - Charlie Johnson - Regnier - Sechrist - Follett - Dinwiddie - Finley - Andrews - Craven - Pirkey - Jack Campbell - McCloskey [50th Reunion]



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Sechrist - Pirkey - Follett - Finley - Regnier - Bossert - Hagedorn - Dinwiddie - Craven - McCloskey - Andrews - Jack Campbell [B-1: 50th Reunion]



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Sitting: Art Follett - Judy and Dave Finley - Georgene Sechrist - Pat Pirkey - Standing: Chrys Follett - Don and Mary Andrews - John Sechrist - Fred Pirkey [50th Reunion]



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Judy McCloskey - Georgene Sechrist - Ann Craven - Paula Campbell - Bette Young - 2nd Row: Lucia Bossert - Judy Finley - Pat Dinwiddie - Mary Andrews - Carolyn Hagedorn - Georgie Regnier - Chrys Follett - Ute Ordway - Pat Pirkey [B-1: 50th Reunion]



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Finley and Craven
[50th Reunion]



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Judy and Dave Finley
[50th Reunion]



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B-1 Firsties - 4th Row: Chance - Sechrist - Bossert - Dinwiddie - Campbell - 3rd Row: Ordway - Cosca - Regnier (CO) - Walton 2nd Row: Finley - Sutton - Barras - McCloskey 1st Row: Pirkey - Craven - Follett - Young - Andrews - Hagedorn



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B-1 Cows



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B-1 Yearlings - 5th Row: Millar - Patterson - Walton 4th Row: Young - Andrews - Sechrist 3rd Row: Rhinehart - Cosca - Sutton - Ordway 2nd Row: Barras - Follett - Regnier - 1st Row: Chance - Vann - Craven - Bossert - Campbell - Pirkey - Hagedorn - Finley



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B-1 Plebes - 8th Row: Kasten - Young - Millar - Elliott - Cosca 7th Row: Dinwiddie - Follett 6th Row: Ordway - Pirkey - Craven 5th Row: Bossert - Espeland 4th Row: Campbell - Andrews - Finley 3rd Row: Berkstresser - Chance - 2nd Row: Regnier - McCloskey - Rhinehart 1st Row: Santoro - Walton - Hagedorn - Vann - Patterson - Sutton



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Follett - Reb Young - Jack Campbell - Millar - Craven -
Finley and Dinwiddie [CAMID - JUN 1953]



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Follett - Dinwiddie - Finley - Chance - Sechrist
Reb Young - Craven [CAMID - JUN 1953]



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Dave Finley - Dick Regnier - Pete Walton
[Yearling Year]



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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How I got my appointment to West Point

I got a telegram in the last week of June 1951 with a startling message about like this: "You are eligible for admission as a Qualified Alternate to the class of 1955.... Report on 3 July...." I was three weeks out of high school, shaved once a week whether I needed to or not, and was completing a short cram course at Sully's Prep in DC, planning to take up a Regents' scholarship to the University of Colorado for a year and try again for a USMA appointment next spring. But that evening my world changed. A long tradition with the Army meant I'd wanted since early years to follow family footsteps to West Point. That spring I'd taken the entrance exams in Denver as an alternate nominee by my Congressman. But the Principal got it; I was an also-ran. Now unexpectedly here was my chance, and I grabbed it fast. Instead of watching Bob Feller at the All-Star Game in Yankee Stadium, for which my Dad had us tickets as a highschool graduation present, a couple of days later we borrowed a cousin's car, drove up 9W, and he dropped me in front of the West Academic Building about 1300 hours on July 3. I quickly signed something at a desk, took off my jacket and tie, and walked through that sallyport into Central Area. Then the world really changed..., as Al Bracy ('52) and the rest of his First Company Beast Detail shook their heads but started trying to straighten me out! I never have seen an All-Star Game.

-Dave Finley, USMA '55, 20270
23 August 2010


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Preferred Charity: Giver's Choice

Suggested LCA: Anyone Available



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