Alverta and Jim Fiscus - Katherine Jeter - Bob and Lynn Lang - Rosanne and Bob Wray - Jack Jeter [55th Reunion - May 2010]
Bill and Joan McCulla - Jack Strom - Jim and Alverta Fiscus - Jim Ryan - Dick and Diann Gottron - Joe Dado [55th Reunion - May 2010]
Jim Fiscus - Art Follett - Natalie Wilcox - Carl Bossert - Laura and Bill Haas - Larry and Sybil Michalove [Austin Mini - APR 2008]
Roy Thorsen - Docent - Jim Fiscus - Art Follett - Natalie Wilcox - Chrys Follett - Carl Bossert - Laura and Bill Haas [Austin Mini - APR 2008]
Heidi and Wes Wells - Jim and Alverta Fiscus - Standing: Bill and Sandra Brown - Chuck Roades - Maryanne and Hank Meetze - Stan Harvill [I-2: 50th Reunion]
Minich - Bazilwich - Meisenheimer - Sloan - Bundren - R Miller (kneeling) - Traut - Howie Stone - Follett - Maurer (part hidden) - Ship captain - Fiscus - Parks - Wheeler - J Strickland - Werner - Black - Bergen - Michalove - Tennant [JUN 2003 Russia Trip]
I-2 Firsties - 4th Row: Gray - Fralen - Donald (CO) - Fiscus - 3rd Row: Vanden Bosch - Schow - Hamilton - Jeter - Campbell - 2nd Row: McCarthy - Brown - Wells - Roth - 1st Row: Macdonald - Harvill - Wray - Roades - Wallis - Meetze - Sims
I-2 Yearlings - 4th Row: Dilts - Donald - McCarthy - Brown - Roth - 3rd Row: Campbell - Hamilton - Wells - Meetze - 2nd Row: Vanden Bosch - Fralen - Macdonald - Gray - 1st Row: Roades - Berg - Wanderer - Harvill - Jeter - Fiscus (not pictured: Sims)
I-2 Plebes - 4th Row: McCarthy - Munsch - Roth - Roades - 3rd Row: Campbell - Fralen - Vanden Bosch - Macdonald - Wanderer - Berg - Wray - 2nd Row: Meetze - Hamilton - Harvill - Dilts - Wells - Donald - Fiscus - 1st Row: Gray - Jeter - Charles Parks - Brown - Schow - Sims
I quickly considered the options, go to the field or take a test in a warm building. The latter choice won out. I was told to report to battalion headquarters and left the formation amid the snickers of my company mates. I spent most of the day taking tests, enjoying the warm surrounding and making a lot of SWAGs at the answers.
About two weeks later I received notice that I rated high enough on the test to attend the United States Military Academy Prep School (USMAPS) at Stewart Air Force Base, NY.
Going back, this whole adventure started when I joined E Company, 112th Infantry, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard while in high school. Three years later in June 1950 we were at then Camp Indiantown Gap, PA for summer training. The battalion commander gathered the unit together and told us that North Korea had invaded South Korea, the 28th Division had been placed on active federal service, and we were to prepare to move to South Korea.
For some reason the orders were changed and the division when to Camp Atterbury, IN and eventually to Germany instead. It was there on that cold morning that I raised my hand. In January 1951 I reported to USMAPS where our group received intense instruction before taking the entrance exam in April. I passed the test high enough to receive a competitive appointment. And that is how Sergeant Jim Fiscus went to West Point.
23 AUG 2010
Ozark Trails Council, BSA
1616 S. Eastgate
Springfield, MO 65809
Suggested LCA: TBD