Bill Haas

[25 MAR 1931 - M1 - 20501]



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['55 Mini-Cruise: APR 2016]



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Bill Haas
['55 Mini-Cruise: APR 2016]



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Dave McNerney and Laura Haas
['55 Mini-Cruise: APR 2016]



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McNerney's and Haas'
['55 Mini-Cruise: APR 2016]



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Haas' and Ludwig's
['55 Mini-Cruise: APR 2016]



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Haas' and Dan Ludwig
['55 Mini-Cruise: APR 2016]



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Bill Peters - Phil Enslow - Bill Haas - Dick Hoeferkamp -
Larry Michalove [Buddy Roberts Funeral - JAN 2014]



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Bill Peters - Phil Enslow - Mary King - Bill Haas - Dick Hoeferkamp -
Larry Michalove [Buddy Roberts Funeral - JAN 2014]



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Dick and Ellie Hoeferkamp - Laura and Bill Haas
[Buddy Roberts Funeral - JAN 2014]



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Laura and Bill Haas
[Buddy Roberts Funeral - JAN 2014]



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Laura and Bill Haas - Larry and Sybil Michalove -
Buddy Roberts [Birmingham Mini Wheels - OCT 2013]



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Dick Secord - Lee McKinney - Dan Ludwig - Dick Wargowsky -
Bill Edwards - Bill Haas [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Secord's - McKinney's - Ludwig's - Wargowsky's -
Edwards' - Haas' [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Bill Haas
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Laura Haas - Buddy Roberts - Taylor King (Buddy’s
grandson) - Jim Fiscus [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Pam Trobaugh and Laura Haas
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Dave Pemberton - Mike Stevenson - Bill Haas -
Bill Edwards [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Linda McKinney and Haas'
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Roy Dunaway - Howie Stone - Linda McKinney - Laura
Haas - Dan Dugan [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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McKinney's - Dugan's - Laura Haas
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Botanical Gardens Guide - Peter's - Malone's - Sybil Michalove -
Tommy West - Laura Haas [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Bill Haas
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Lynn's - Lee McKinney - Bill Haas
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Michalove's and Bill Haas
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Dick Baker - Bill Haas - Bill Peters
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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McKinney's - Secord's - Haas' - Edwards'
Wargowsky's [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Dick Secord - Bill Haas - Bill Edwards - Dick Wargowsky -
Lee McKinney [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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McKinney's - Haas' - Sandy Wargowsky
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Wargowsky's - Laura Haas - Gennie Woerner
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Dick Baker and Bill Haas
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Standing: Whittaker - Jeter - Pemberton - Dunaway - Enslow - Michalove - Johnson - Hadly - Sydenham - Seated: Haas - Secord - Prater - Roberts [Drummond Service - OCT 2012]



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Bill Haas
[Drummond Service - OCT 2012]



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Phil Enslow - Dick Secord - Bill Haas
[Drummond Service - OCT 2012]



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Charlie Johnson and Bill Haas
[Birminham AL - AUG 2011]



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Larry Michalove - Buddy Roberts - Bill Haas
[Birmingham FDD - APR 2011]



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Michalove's - Haas' - Buddy Roberts and Carolyn
Cumbie [Birmingham FDD - APR 2011]



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Standing: Joe Dado and daughter - Dick and Sandy Wargowsky - Dan and Donna Ludwig - Sitting: Ted and Starla Vitori - Bill and Laura Haas [M-1: 55th Reunion]



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Jim Johnson and Bill Haas
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Bill Haas
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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M-1: Vitori's - Haas' - Wargowsky's - Ludwig's
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Dan and Donna Ludwig - Bill and Laura Haas - Tom Auger -
Mike Stevenson - Elaine West [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Charlie Johnson - Rich Cardillo - Bill Haas - Bob Strati -
Jim Bergen - Pat Vitty [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Charlie Johnson - Rich Cardillo - Bill Haas - Bob Strati -
Jim Bergen - Pat Vitty [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Bill Edwards - Bill Haas - Bertie Soper - John Soper -
Tom Auger [Bob Soper Funeral - MAY 2009]



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Jim Fiscus - Art Follett - Natalie Wilcox - Carl Bossert - Laura and Bill Haas - Larry and Sybil Michalove [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Roy Thorsen - Docent - Jim Fiscus - Art Follett - Natalie Wilcox - Chrys Follett - Carl Bossert - Laura and Bill Haas [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Jim Drummond - Bill and Laura Haas - Dianne Enslow - Tour Guide - Phil Enslow - Barb and Norm Blahu [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Laura and Bill Haas - Don Giza
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Peggy Herren - Billie Darrah - Buddy Roberts - Jerry
Denman - Laura Haas [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Laura Haas and Jerry Denman
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Laura and Bill Haas
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Rear: Andrews - Trobaugh - Tebodo - C. Johnson - T. Graham - Gunderson - Jeter - Front: Auer - Doyle - Drummond - Hadly - Haas [Bulldog's Wedding - 4 DEC 2004]



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Haas - Turner - Bob Brown - Auger
[Missouri Runt Reunion - OCT 2001]



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Turner - Haas - Auger - Laura Haas - Denman
[Missouri Runt Reunion - OCT 2001]



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Turner - Denman - Soper - Stevenson - Haas - Bob Brown - Jellison -
Auger - Wargowsky [Missouri Runt Reunion - OCT 2001]



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Haas - Bob Johnson - Cathey -
Nordlie - Joe Franklin [2000]



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Bill Haas
[2000]



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Bill Haas
[Bn Cmdr 1/8 Inf - OCT 1969]


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Cathy - Bridget - Bill and Jane Haas
[Philadelphia grad school - 1964]


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Cathy - Laura - Jane - Bill - and Nix Haas
[1962]


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Bill and Jane Haas and Bill's Parents
[Fort Benning - 1962]


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Laura and Bill Haas
[JUN 1955]



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Laura and Bill Haas
[Greenville IL - 26 JUN 1955]


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Laura and Bill Haas
[Greenville IL - 26 JUN 1955]


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Bill and Laura Haas
[JUN 1955]


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M-1 Firsties - 1st Row: Robertson - Moses - Bill Edwards - McKinney (CO) - Wargowsky - McGrevey - Denman - 2nd Row: Secord - Vitori - Haas - Tom Turner - Bob Brown - 3rd Row: Pruitt - Crandall - McJoynt - Dado - 4th Row: Hornbarger - Ikeda - Ludwig - Paul Martin - Soper



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Bill Haas
[M-1 Supply Sergeant - 1955]


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Laura and Bill Haas
[Plebe Christmas - 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 had read a great deal about West Point and Annapolis, and in my wildest dreams imagined myself being a cadet or midshipman. Yet, I figured that my dream was an impossible one. I was in college pursuing a degree in journalism. I came home from work one evening in May of 1950, and dad asked me if I would like to go to West Point. I laughed and said sure, and I'd like to be the first man on the moon, too. He said he was serious, that if I wanted to go the appointment was mine. Then I really laughed and said that it was surely the Democrat Congressman that wanted to give me the appointment (dad was the county Republican chairman). Dad said that the county Democratic chairman had been over that night and said that the congressman had two slots, that he (our county Democratic chairman) could select one boy from our county, and that I was his pick. In retrospect, that sure was good politics.

The congressman was a first termer and had not filled his vacancies in time for the normal exams. So my appointment was an "emergency" appointment to join the Class of 1954, reporting in July of 1950. I had to take the exams at West Point. Dad drove me out. The candidates were housed at Stewart field. Four of us taking the emergency exams (Ed Trobaugh, Lee Halliday, Bob Blitch, and me) struck up a friendship.

At any rate, all I had to take was the PT, the physical, and the West Point aptitude test. My grades (all A's I n college) exempted me from the normal battery of tests-math, English, and history. Never in my life had I taken a test where I wasn't expected to answer all the questions. That aptitude test absolutely blew my mind. I knew that I could not get even half of it done in the hour allotted. Even so, I started with question one and got as many done as I could. I should, of course, have flown through it skipping every question whose answer I was unsure of or which would take a lot of time to figure out. When I came out, I told dad that I flunked the test, and indeed I had. I figured that was that and continued with my journalism plans.

In October of 1950, the congressman who had appointed me, came to town for a political speech. I listened to the speech then went up to say hello. He asked me if I still wanted to go to West Point. I said yes, but I assumed that my alternate had passed and gotten my slot. He said that he had not appointed an alternate and that the principal was mine if I wanted it. I accepted. I knew that I wasn't about to fail this time. I was informed that because of a previous bad showing that I would have to take all of the tests. I didn't have any trouble with them. As to the four who struck up a friendship at Stewart, only Halliday graduated with the Class of 1954. The other three graduated with the last of the great classes.

Bill Haas
27 July 2010


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