Tom Horst

[21 SEP 1932 - G2 - 20178]



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Linda - David (son) and Avery (granddaughter) Newton -
Bill Streett - Horst's [60th Reunion - May 2015]



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



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Strom's - Bergen's - Tom Horst
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Charlie Johnson's - Pirkey - Auer - Horst
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Charlie Johnson - Pirkey - Auer - Horst
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Phillips - Horst - Gay
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Charlie Johnson's - Wheeler's - Nicole Vitale - Auer -
Pirkey's - Horst [60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Charlie Johnson and Tom Horst
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Charlie Johnson and Tom Horst
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Strom's - Lynn - Vitty - Auer - Pirkey's - Horst - Wheeler's - Nicole
Vitale - Trudy Johnson [60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Trudy Johnson - Wheeler's - Auer - Pirkey's - Horst -
Nicole Vitale [60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Rod Vitty - Bob and Pat Hurley - Linda Newton - Joe Franklin - Roy and Sandra Lynn - Connie Franklin - Jack and Candy Strom - Pat Strati - Don Hilbert - Pat Vitty - Tom Horst - Bob Strati - Ruth Horst - Charlie Johnson - Suzanne Pirkey - Dave Wheeler - Trudy Johnson - Caye Wheeler - Jane and Bob Pinkston - Fred Pirkey (Not pictured - Pete and Angee Fikaris - daughter - SIL and grandson) [Air Force Game Gathering - Nov 2014]



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Doc Dorough - Ruth Horst - Dan and Donna Ludwig - Dan Malone - Jim and Pat Ryan - Tom Horst - Anne Malone - Ted and Marie Livesay [SEVA Lunch - MAY 2011]



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G-2: Sitting: Trudy Lichtenberg - Hilbert's - Dorough and guest - Standing: Heyer's x55 - Scott Lichtenberg - Dorothy Crancer - Olvey - Horst's [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Donne Olvey and Tom Horst
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Rod Vitty - Ruth and Tom Horst
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Ruth and Tom Horst - Trudy and Charlie Johnson
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Tom Horst - Pete Fikaris - Carl Bossert
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Tom Horst - Anna and Quent Bates
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Connie Franklin - Mary Ann Miller - Tommy West - Rich Miller - Joe Franklin - Paula and Jack Campbell - Tom and Ruth Horst [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Ruth Horst - Bill Heyer - Shirley and Del Jacobs - Caye and
Dave Wheeler - Mary Ann Miller [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Dick Dinwiddie - Phil Enslow - Tom Horst
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Caye and Dave Wheeler - Mary Ann and Rich Miller - Ruth and
Tom Horst - George and Patty Page [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Tom and Ruth Horst - Laurie and Bill Heyer x55 - Scott and Trudy Lichtenberg - Carla and Don Hilbert - Doc Dorough and Guest - Donne Olvey - Dorothy Crancer [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Dorothy Crancer - Tom and Ruth Horst
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Caye Wheeler - Katherine Jeter - Tom Horst
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Ruth and Tom Horst - Regnier - Lynn - Hilbert
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Caye Wheeler - Katherine Jeter - Ruth and
Tom Horst [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Maren Palmer and Sandy Sanderson - Astrid and Bob Hasbrouck -
Caye Wheeler - Tom Horst [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Pat and Rod Vitty - Sandy Sanderson - Astrid and Bob
Hasbrouck - Tom Horst [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Ruth and Tom Horst
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Natalie Wilcox - Ruth Horst - Paula Campbell - Pat Vitty - Marlowe Viney - Mary Blitch - Marcia Giza - Pat Strati - Patty Page - Connie Franklin - Carla Hilbert - Maren Palmer [NYC Trip - 55th Reunion]



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



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Heyer x55 - Stan Johnson - Lichtenberg - Olvey - Crancer
Ginter - Brokenshire - Horst [G-2: 50th Reunion]



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Sitting: Shirley and Jim Brokenshire - Lynn and Bob Lang - Standing: Jerry Crancer - Ed and Pam Trobaugh - Dorothy Crancer - Ruth Horst - Carl McNair - Tom Horst - Kathleen Olvey [50th Reunion]



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Ruth Horst - Chick and Jessie Chikalla -
Tom Horst [50th Reunion]



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Tom Horst - Bob Newton
[50th Reunion]



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Stan Johnson - Horst - Pemberton - Welter - Rumsey -
Hilbert - Matuszak - Wells - Meetze [50th Reunion]



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Ruth Horst - Lo Dienst and Pat Strati
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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West - Lynn - Horst - Bergen
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Tom and Ruth Horst
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Fikaris - Doyle and Horst
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Pat Vitty and Tom Horst
[45th Reunion - SEP 2000]



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Vitty - Charlie Johnson - Franklin - Lewis -
Strati - Dienst - Enslow - Horst [c1994]



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Newton - Raynal - Fontaine - Dienst - Hilbert - Baker - Vitty - Lichtenberg - Wargowsky - Masson - Ludwig - Roades - Horst [c1994]



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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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[15th Reunion - 1970]

Row 8: Auer - McNair - Street - Wix - Row 7: Horst - Paul Parks - ? - Dugan - Grubbs - Domeck - Bliss - Row 6: Howie Stone - Newton - Booras - Strom - McDonald - Row 5: Fikaris - Schick - Gallup - Cardillo - Wheeler - Masson - Row 4: Katenbrink - Spellman - Joseph - ? - Schlotter - Row 3: Bergen - Fralen - ? - Andrews - Dunaway - Bob Johnson - Jim Ryan - Row 2: Bean - Strati - Soper - Jeter - Wiegand - Lenio - Price - Row 1: Prater - Thorsen - Meisenheimer - Reid - Zaborowski - Feagin - Joe Franklin

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'55 Engineer Officer's Basic Course
Ft. Belvoir - NOV 1955

Row 4: Lathrop - Hagedorn - Craven - J Campbell - Bazilwich - Gay - Vanden Bosch - Staudaher - Domeck - Row 3: Sietman - Sloan - Norvill - Maurer - Bates - Muller - Ginter - W Brown - Horst - Schow Row 2: Auer - S Johnson - Bishop - Gray - Polly - Sanderson - Fontaine - Gallup - L Warner - J Strickland - Row 1: Wheeler - JRC Miller - DeMaris - Carpenter - J Franklin - Guthrie - LaFrenz - Schauer - McKinney - Ludwig

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G-2 Firsties - 1st Row: Weden - Patterson - Wood - Martling (CO) - Stan Johnson - 2nd Row: Brokenshire - Wildermuth - Jackson - Dick Hawkins - Sheldon - 3rd Row: Hollensbe - Horst - Lichtenberg - Rankin - 4th Row: Ginter - Bullard x55 - Crancer (Absent: Finger and Olvey)



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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2nd New Cadet Company
(Summer 1951)

1st Detail Co Commander - Jim Walters, became D-1 CO
2nd Detail Co Commander - Dave Lyon, became I-2 CO

1st Detail Platoon Leader - Bob Korchek I-2
2nd Detail Platoon Leader - ?

1st Detail Squad Leader - Lou Beasley
1st Detail Asst. Squad Leader - Doc Smith
2nd Detail Squad Leader - ?

2nd Platoon ?, ? Squad:

Campbell, Jack
Hagen
Horst
Lapham
Lichtenberg
Lopez
Parks, Bill
Schow
Weefen


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How I got my appointment to West Point

After graduating from high school in 1948, it was clear to me that, given the state of my family's finances and my earning ability,I wouldn't have an easy time financing four years of college.I learnedthat the Military Academy and Naval Academy offered a four year college education for free! But I was unsuccessful in obtaining an appointment, principal or alternate, from any of the Congressmen whom I contacted. However, the Senator from Wisconsin (Joe McCarthy!) offered any high school graduate in the state the opportunity of takinga Civil Service examination (as I remember math, spatial relations and english/vocabulary). He thensent the four men with the top scores to Fort Sheridan, Illinois to take the entrance examination to West Point. I failed the math portion of the Civil Service exam the first time I took it primarily because I had never taken geometry in high school. My high school principal offered to give methe course after his work day, an offer which I gladly accepted. I retook the Civil Service exam the next year and must have finished lower than fourth, because I didn't hear from the Senator until a few days prior to the date of the entrance exam. He told me that someone had dropped out, and if I wished to try the entrance examination I should report to Fort Sheridan. After completing the entrance exam, the Senatorinformed me by wirethat I had earned his principal appointment. My very first reaction was "My God, what have I done?" I knew nothing of the Army, and the only things I knewabout West Point were shining shoes and parading. However, I figured that the three year commitment to active duty was a small price to pay for a good college education, because at the rate that I was going I'd never be able to afford it. So, I entered with my classmates in July 1951. In retrospect, I have three observations:

1. For me, accepting the appointment to West Point was a truly life-changing decision, as I suspect that it was for each of us. I was truly fortunate in that I found my career in the Army to beboth challenging and personally rewarding. My education and experiences during my active duty years also prepared me well for my second career.

2. I have treasured, and continue to treasure, the friendships and associations with my classmates.

3. Finally, without the generosity of Arv Gordon, my high school principal, none of this would have happened.

Tom Horst
2 August 2010


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Local Classmate Assistant (LCA) Information

Class Remembrance: Wreath

Preferred Charity: USMA Supt's Fund

Suggested LCA: Al Parker



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