Jim Fleeger

[21 AUG 1933 - C1 - 20239]



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[CENTEX Mini - JAN 2015]



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Woody Black - Baker's - Fleeger's
[CENTEX Mini - JAN 2015]



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Ute Bergen - Jo Fleeger - LoDienst - Paula
Campbell [A-N Game Watch - DEC 2014]



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Jim Bergen - Jack Campbell - Jim Fleeger - Danny
Dienst [A-N Game Watch - DEC 2014]



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Baker's - Roberta Stone. Kennebeck's - Dienst's - Dinwiddie's - Blahuta's - Maren Palmer - Campbell's - Vanden Bosch's - Sharon Black - Cooper's - Fleeger's [CENTEX Mini - JAN 2014]



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Roberta Stone - Carol Baker - Jan Kennebeck - Maren Palmer - Pat Dinwiddie - Barb Blahuta - Paula Campbell - Lo Dienst - Jo Fleeger. Mary Helen Cooper - Ofelia Vanden Bosch - Sharon Black [CENTEX Mini - JAN 2014]



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Kennebeck - Baker - Dienst - Blahuta - Dinwiddie - Campbell - Vanden Bosch - Cooper - Fleeger [CENTEX Mini - JAN 2014]



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Fleeger - Campbell - Dienst
[Katy TX Mini - JUL 2013]



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Fleeger's - Dienst's - Campbell's
[Katy TX Mini - JUL 2013]



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Michalove's - Jim Darrah - ? - Jim Fleeger
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Jim Darrah and Jim Fleeger
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Jo Fleeger and Carolyn Cumbie
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Anne Malone - Jim Bergen - Don Giza - Jim Fleeger
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Giza's and Jim Fleeger
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Phil Enslow - Campbell's - Jo Fleeger
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Campbell's and Jo Fleeger
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Fleeger's and Dinwiddie's
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Marge McIlroy and Jo Fleeger
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Danny Dienst and Jim Fleeger
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Dan Dugan and Jim Fleeger
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Don Giza - George Page - Jim Fleeger
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Jim Fleeger - Charlie Johnson - George Page
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Dan Dugan and Jim Fleeger
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Jim Fleeger - Patty Page
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Dick and Pat Dinwiddie - Tom and Sue Weaver - Carol and Dick Baker - Jack and Paula Campbell (Hosts) - Sharon and Woody Black - Jo and Jim Fleeger - Maren Palmer - Mary Blitch [CENTEX Mini - JAN 2013]



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Pat Dinwiddie - Tom and Sue Weaver - Carol and Dick Baker - Jack and Paula Campbell (Hosts) - Sharon and Woody Black - Jo and Jim Fleeger - Maren Palmer - Mary Blitch [CENTEX Mini - JAN 2013]



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Weaver’s - Vanden Bosch’s - Kennebeck’s - Roberta Stone - Campbell’s - Dienst’s - Maren Palmer - Dinwiddie’s - Cooper’s - Fleeger’s - Nancy Joseph - Baker’s [CENTEX New Year's Day Gathering - 1 JAN 2012]



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Weaver - Vanden Bosch - Campbell - Dienst - Kennebeck - Dinwiddie - Cooper - Fleeger - Baker [CENTEX New Year's Day Gathering - 1 JAN 2012]



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Roberta Stone - Sue Weaver - Ofelia Vanden Bosch - Paula Campbell - Lo Dienst - Jan Kennebeck - Pat Dinwiddie - Carol Baker - Maren Palmer - Mary Helen Cooper - Jo Fleeger - Nancy Joseph [CENTEX New Year's Day Gathering - 1 JAN 2012]



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Jim and Jo Fleeger
[CENTEX New Year's Day Gathering - 1 JAN 2012]



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Pat Dinwiddie and Fleeger's
[CENTEX New Year's Day Gathering - 1 JAN 2012]



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Campbell - Black - Dinwiddie - Kennebeck - Fleeger - Baker -
Cooper - Blitch [CENTEX Mini - SEP 2011]



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Campbell - Black - Baker - Kennebeck - Cooper - Dinwiddie -
Blitch - Fleeger - Stone [CENTEX Mini - SEP 2011]



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Blitch - Baker - Dinwiddie - Fleeger - Black
[CENTEX Mini - SEP 2011]



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Paula Campbell - Kennebeck's - Fleegers
[Austin - 1 JAN 2011]



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Jim and Jo Fleeger - Lo Dienst
[Austin - 1 JAN 2011]



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Jim Cooper and Jim Fleeger
[Austin - 1 JAN 2011]



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Carol Baker - Jo Fleeger - Jan Kennebeck - Paula Campbell - Maren Palmer - Lo Dienst - Mary Helen Cooper - Sharon Black - Mary Blitch - Roberta Stone [Austin - 1 JAN 2011]



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Baker's - Kennebeck's - Fleegers - Dienst's - Cooper's - Black - Maren Palmer - Campbell's - Sharon Black - Mary Blitch - Roberta Stone - Blitch [Austin - 1 JAN 2011]



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Baker - Kennebeck - Fleeger - Dienst - Cooper - Black -
Campbell - Blitch [Austin - 1 JAN 2011]



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Jo and Jim Fleeger
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Marty Macdonald - Jo Fleeger - Dick Baker
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Fleegers' - Bates' and some Aggie Friends
[SEP 2006 Texas A&M game]



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Weaver - Horst - Martling - Fleeger
[Jerry Crancer Funeral - MAY 2006]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Standing: Ruth and John Sloan - Trudy and Charlie Johnson - Quent Bates - Sitting: JoAnne and Bill Lozier - Jo and Jim Fleeger - Anna Bates [50th Reunion]



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Jim and Jo Fleeger - Phil Enslow
[APR 2003 Florida Mini]



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Don Giza - Toni and Dave Maurer - Anna and Quent Bates - Marlowe Viney - Jim and Jo Fleeger [Sandusky - FL Mini - 2003]



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Lo Dienst - Anna Bates - Fleegers
[APR 2003 Florida Mini]



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Chuck and Sally Gersitz - Jim Fleeger
[APR 2003 Florida Mini]



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Jim Fleeger
[2000]



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[25th Reunion - 1980]

Row 10: Bergen - Cathey - Chapman - Gamble - Todd Graham - Don Smith - ? - Polly - McCloskey - Row 9: Blitch - Secord - Jim Ryan - Wing - ? - Row 8: ? - Matuszak - Wayne Smith - ? - Fleeger - Lynn - Joe Franklin - Charlie Johnson - Gunderson - Row 7: Regnier - ? - Reed - Stone - Herren - Weaver - Matteson - Hayes - ? - Enslow - Cliff Jones - ? - Reid - Feagin - Row 6: Wargowsky - Lichtenberg - Sanderson - Baker - Dienst - McCullough - Schick - Ludwig - Soper - Bean - Shideler - Lenio - Pirkey - Row 5: Goldstein - Fralen - Le Cates - Meisenheimer - Wheeler - Horst - Whittaker ? - Cardillo - Page - Newton - Prater - Lucas - Row 4: ? - Sloan - Traut - Rich Miller - Hoeferkamp - Heye - ? - West - Bill Graham - Row 3: Andrews - Perkins - Gay - Pace - Olvey - Strati - Dugan - Jackson - Whtitaker ? - Ralph Henry - Gallup - Murray - Ewing - Fikaris - Row 2: Hornbarger - Al Edwards - Robinson - ? - Thorsen - Dickson - Vitty - Tom Phillips - Bill Anderson - Giddings - Jacobs - Dryer - Row 1: Bazilwich - Samos - Wray - Trobaugh - Brokenshire - Bossert - Hagedorn - Walton - Poirier - Hasbrouck - LaFrenz - Nourse - Malooley



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C-1 Firsties - 1st Row: Griggs - Page - Sietman - Hayes - Negaard - Bates - Maurer - 2nd Row: Giza - Murphy - Staudaher - 3rd Row: Fleeger - Isbell - Charlie Johnson - 4th Row: Fred Phillips (CO) - Domeck - Sloan - Samos - 5th Row: Viney - Ceglowski Armour - Passafiume - Humphrey - Lozier - McClelland (Absent: Norvell)



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Al Bundren - Buck Riggs - Jim Fleeger - John Reed -
Jack Viney [Signal Corps Movie - JUL 1951]



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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How I got my appointment to West Point

I thought the political intrigue of Henry Clay in a recent book of that name by David and Jeanne Heidler would be hard to beat, but the challenge of responding to "How I Got There" has convinced me I have to give it a try. So let's get started.

Al Edwards and I were in Gove Jr. High School together, best buddies who used to chase Jackie Ungemach (UGH-a-mock) during tag on the playground because she had the biggest----well, you know. (I wouldn't use Jackie's real name, but she is surely deceased by now, exhausted by a lifetime of hauling those things around!) But I digress.

Al and I wanted to become doctors (and, in a sense, he would achieve it). Toward that end, we visited Colorado General Hospital at the invitation of his uncle to see the morque. We not only saw it. His uncle tricked us and we ended up locked in the cooler with hanging bodies for what seemed a lifetime. When we came out, we no longer wanted to be doctors. We had to find something else.

A year later found me in Kokura, Japan, where my stepfather was G-3 of the 24th Infantry Division commanded by MG William Dean. I got to know his son, Bill who suggested we go up to Tokyo and take the West Point exams. We did, he got into the Class of 54 (and eventually turned back to our class), while I passed, but under the Son's of Deceased Veterans quota was not high enough to get an appointment. Politics was needed!

Back in South Dakota, my grandfather spent 50 years on the bench as a county judge. Now deceased, he had known everybody and so did my GRANDMOTHER. I soon had an appointment from the judge's old district and was primed to breeze on in. None other than Senator Mundt, well known at the time, agreed to appoint me.

Then the fly in the ointment. An upstart congressman from the west side of the state beat Mundt in the primaries and I was left stranded. The congressman said that was no problem. He would appoint me as a congressman.

Great, but I wasn't from his district. Again, the congressman said that was no problem. I could just stay at his place a few days doing chores to establish residency. So I went. The congressman had a daughter and she was PLAIN. I was 16 and she was 14 so nothing happened there, and I did get the appointment. Now you know the story as far as how I got appointed by Senator Francis Case (14th street bridge now named after him?) from the small town of CUSTER, South Dakota (really, look me up in the our Howitzer year book).

And I must again digress. When the Senator's limousine came to our train and picked me up for Eisenhower's inaugural ball, two things happened. One, the "C-1" crowd gave me hoots that still ring in my ear. And, two, the Senator's daughter had blossomed considerably in two years.

And what about Alan? He took the exam the next year while I spent time at North Dakota State College taking anticipated courses. Alan passed, of course. We met in Chicago and took the train into New York on an early June day in 1951. Everyone said stay at the Astor Hotel, so we did, meeting the old duffer (a sad story, I am told. Anyone remember his name?) who had a colorful room there. Two cadets visited while we were there, and they seemed eight feet tall! We thought two kids from the country didn't have a chance. "And that's the way it was...." some fifty-nine years ago last month.

Jim Fleeger
28 July 2010


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An Army Wife

Louise Fleeger Snee died on 21 October at the age of 103, arguably the oldest living parent in the class. Here is the story of a truly devoted Army wife.

Louise married her lifelong South Dakota high school sweetheart, Harry James Fleeger , upon his graduation from West Point in 1931. This produced two sons, me, in 1933 at Fort Des Moines , Iowa, and a brother, born at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The military pay was $110 per month and the annual 30 days vacation was obligatory without pay.

She departed from the Philippine Islands in June of 1941, Lt. Fleeger was with the 26th Cavalry Squadron, all on horses. While there, she taught Montessori classes, and lived the life of an army officer's wife whose husband, eiight yeara after graduation, had now attained the rank of first lieutenant.

She learned of the fall of Corregidor , the infamous Bataan Death March, only to learn Harry was lost at sea when our own Navy mistakenly torpedoed his ship as he was being transported back to Japan. The war years came and were a trial that few of us have ever had to live.

After World War II, Louise eventually remarried James W. Snee , USMA Class of 1934, and the family moved to Kokura , Japan, where Snee was the G-3 of the 24th Infantry Division, a constabulatory unit as part of Japan's capulation . But June of 1950 saw the outbreak of the Korean War and Louise was again involved. The division departed and eventually held at the Pusan Perimeter. Louise rallied the wives, now alone in Japan, as best she could to weather this event.

Jim Snee rose in the military to become the commander of the prized 11th Cavalry Regiment at Straubing on the crucial Berlin Corridor, where the Soviets were quick to create a crisis. Louise was the first lady. She had to demonstrate calm and help those overly concerned. This she did as, again, a good Army Wife.

Your can see why I am proud of my mother. She will be buried at West Point next to her husband, James W. Snee on Monday, November 14th, at 10AM.

Jim Fleeger
4 NOV 2011


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