Kelly Lichtenberg

[19 MAR 1933 - G2 - 20358 - 28 OCT 2009]

2006 USMA Distinguished Graduate

2006 Distinguished Graduate Gathering

Kelly Lichtenberg Eulogies

AOG Testimonials



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Cohan - Vitty's - Scott Lichtenberg
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Jeter's - Scott and Trudy Lichtenberg - Fiscus'
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Standing: Rod Vitty - Natalie Wilcox - Chrys Follett - Dianne Enslow - Art Follett - Bob Werner - Dick Wargowsky - Bob Henry - Bob Strati - Roy Lynn - Dan Ludwig - Marlowe Viney - Betty and Matt Schepps - Danny Dienst - Phil Enslow - Sitting: Lo Dienst - Sandra Lynn - Pat Strati - Trudy Lichtenberg - Sandy Wargowsky - Donna Ludwig - Pat Vitty - George and Patty Page ['55ers on Mississippi River Trip - NOV 2013]



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Marlowe Viney - Dianne Enslow - Donna Ludwig - Pat Vitty - Trudy
Lichtenberg - Phil Enslow [Mississippi River Trip - NOV 2013]



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Friend - Trudy Lichtenberg - Pat Vitty - Patty Page - Sandy
Wargowsky - Rod Vitty - Lo Dienst [Mississippi River Trip - NOV 2013]



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Trudy Lichtenberg snd Patty Page
[Mississippi River Trip - NOV 2013]



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Enslow's - Marlowe Viney - Donna Ludwig - Pat Vitty - Trudy
Lichtenberg - Wargowsky's [Mississippi River Trip - NOV 2013]



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Trudy Lichtenberg
[Mississippi River Trip - NOV 2013]



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Marlowe Viney - Bruce Henry - Enslow - Trudy Lichtenberg
[Mississippi River Trip - NOV 2013]



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Trudy Lichtenberg
[Mississippi River Trip - NOV 2013]



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Trudy Lichtenberg
[Mississippi River Trip - NOV 2013]



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Trudy Lichtenberg and Dienst's
[Mississippi River Trip - NOV 2013]



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Trudy Lichtenberg
[Mississippi River Trip - NOV 2013]



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Trudy Lichtenberg
[Mississippi River Trip - NOV 2013]



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Donna Ludwig - Trudy Lichtenberg - Patty Page - Wargowsky's -
Marlowe Viney [Mississippi River Trip - NOV 2013]



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Marlowe Viney - Enslow's - Donna Ludwig - Pat Vitty -
Trudy Lichtenberg [Mississippi River Trip - NOV 2013]



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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lichtenberg are inducted into
the AOG Henry H. Hap Arnold Society [MAY 2013]



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Carl Goldstein Certificate of Friendship
[Friend of the Class of 55 - NOV 2012]



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Charlie Johnson - LTG Huntoon - Carl Goldstein
[Friend of the Class of 55 - NOV 2012]



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Kelly Lichtenberg's Grave
[West Point - AUG 2012]



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Trudy Lichtenberg and Ute Bergen
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Chrys and Art Follett - Trudy Lichtenberg - Ute Bergen -
Donna Ludwig [France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Gale Antell - Trudy Lichtenberg - Candy Strom
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Trudy Lichtenberg
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Trudy Lichtenberg - Gail and Paul Antell
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Tommy West - Jan Roberts (Friend of Campbell's) - Paula Campbell -
Marlowe Viney - Trudy Lichtenberg [France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Trudy Lichtenberg and Paula Campbell
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Trudy Lichtenberg and Carla Hilbert
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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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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Rod Vitty - Trudy and Scott Lichtenberg
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Rod Vitty - Trudy and Scott Lichtenberg
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Trudy Lichtenberg and Carla Hilbert
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Lichtenberg Terrace
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Lichtenberg Tennis Center
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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6 NOV 2009 Pointer View Article



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Kelly Lichtenberg and Rod Vitty outside
the Kremlin [Russian Trip - JUL 2009]



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Kelly Lichtenberg and Rod Vitty @ all wooden Church of
the Transfiguration at Kizhi [Russian Trip - JUL 2009]



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Jim Ryan - Kelly Lichtenberg - Gross '54
[New West Point Library - SEP 2008]



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Kelly Lichtenberg
[JUN 2008]



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Pat Pirkey - Pete Fikaris - Carl Bossert - Jim Heye - Bob Shaffer - Larry Michalove - John Martling - Bill Norvell - Kelly Lichtenberg [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Sandy Sanderson and Kelly Lichtenberg
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Anna Bates - Trudy Lichtenberg - Angee Fikaris
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Tom Auger - Al Spaulding - Kelly Lichtenberg
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Class of 1955] Housing Area
[DEC 2007]



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Trudy and Kelly Lichtenberg - Tommy West
[DG Mini - May 2007]



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Pirkey - Kelly and Trudy Lichtenberg -
Sanderson [DG Mini - May 2007]



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Trudy Lichtenberg - Sanderson - West
[DG Mini - May 2007]



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Trudy and Kelly Lichtenberg
[DG Mini - May 2007]



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Kelly Lichtenberg - the Supe and Tailgate Friends
[2006 VMI Game]



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BG Prince - Dewey - Kelly Lichtenberg -
LTG Trefry [DG Mini - MAY 2006]



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2006 Distinguished Grads
[DG Mini - MAY 2006]



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DG Mini Invitation
[DG Mini - MAY 2006]



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Kelly Lichtenberg - Kelly - Austin and
John Wing [OCT 2005]



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Kelly Lichtenberg - Kristen Sloan '97 -
Jared Sloan '96 [SEP 2005]



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Comm Rides The '55 Chopper



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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The Chopper
[50th Reunion]



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Kelly Lichtenberg and The '55 Chopper
[50th Reunion]



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Supe @ Kelly's Cookout
[50th Reunion]



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Murphy - Sullivan - Fralen - Robinson - Toni Maurer - Lichtenberg - Carla and Don Hilbert - Stern - Thorsen [From NYC - 50th Reunion]



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Ed Trobaugh and Kelly Lichtenberg give
$2 million Class Gift [50th Reunion]



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Ed- Kelly - Supe - AOG President
[50th Reunion]



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Kelly Lichtenberg's Tailgate Chowline
[50th Reunion]



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



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Kelly Lichtenberg
[50th Reunion]



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Trudy and Kelly Lichtenberg - Jack Doyle
[50th Reunion]



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Trudy and Kelly Lichtenberg - Jack Doyle
[50th Reunion]



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Trudy and Kelly Lichtenberg - Jack Doyle
[50th Reunion]



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Trudy and Kelly Lichtenberg - Jack Doyle
[50th Reunion]



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Trudy and Kelly Lichtenberg - Jack Doyle
[50th Reunion]



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Kelly Lichtenberg and Jack Doyle
[50th Reunion]



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Kelly Lichtenberg and Jack Doyle
[50th Reunion]



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Kelly Lichtenberg and Jack Doyle
[50th Reunion]



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Trudy and Kelly Lichtenberg - Jack Doyle
[50th Reunion]



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Trudy and Kelly Lichtenberg
[50th Reunion]



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Hugh Quinn - Kelly and Trudy Lichtenberg
[50th Reunion]



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Kelly Lichtenberg's '55 Chopper
[NOV 2004]



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Kelly Lichtenberg's '55 Chopper
[NOV 2004]



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Kelly Lichtenberg's '55 Chopper
[NOV 2004]



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Kelly Lichtenberg's '55 Chopper
[NOV 2004]



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Meisenheimer - Sullivan - Zaborowski - Bates -
Lichtenberg and Jane Zaborowski [OCT 2004]



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Row 1: Emanuela Spadoni (our Mama Mia and Grand Circle's Tour Guide) - Row 2: Gale/Paul Antell - Donna Ludwig - Sue Taylor - Tatyana Sigal - Mary Gallion - Angee Fikaras - Greta Masson - Mary Monahan - Lo Dienst - Marlowe Viney - Pat Strati - Margit Singer - Pat Vitty - Row 3: Georgie Regnier - Trudy Lichtenberg - Anna Bates - Bob Chapman - Bill Taylor - Mike Stevenson - Pete Fikaris - Dan Ludwig - Barbara Johnson - Carla Hilbert - Val/Al Bundren - Bob Strati - Carol Qually - Phyllis Chapman - Val Schroeter - Dorothy Kane - Row 4: Dick Regnier - Danny Dienst - Rod Vitty - Diane/Phil Enslow - Andy Johnson - Don Hilbert - Kelly Lichtenberg - Jim Kane - Lloyd Qually [JUN 2004 Italy Trip]



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Row 1: Bob Strati - Mike Stevenson - Don Hilbert - Dan Ludwig - Al Bundren Row 2: Rod Vitty - Quent Bates - Kelly Lichtenberg - Phil Enslow Row 3: Keeping Puccini company is Dick Regnier [JUN 2004 Italy Trip]



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Jack Campbell - Trobaugh - Bates - Lichtenberg -
Doyle [DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Bundren - Lichtenberg - Meisenheimer
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Lichtenberg - Pirkey - West - Lynn
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Danny Dienst - Joe Franklin - Quent Bates - Rod Vitty - Dan Ludwig - Kelly Lichtenberg [Eastern Europe Great Rivers Trip - 2003]



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Front: Lo Dienst - Anna Bates - Connie Franklin - Marlowe Viney - Rear: Trudy Lichtenberg - Barbara (Donna's sister) - Donna Ludwig - Pat Vitty [Eastern Europe Great Rivers Trip - 2003]



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Front: Joe Franklin - Dan Ludwig - Rod Vitty - Rear: Kelly Lichtenberg - Danny Dienst - Quent Bates [Eastern Europe Great Rivers Trip - 2003]



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Front: Trish (Marlowe's daughter) - Joe and Connie Franklin - Trudy Lichtenberg - Margit Singer - Hostess - Marlowe Viney - Rear: Marcia Cathey - Kelly Lichtenberg - Pat and Rod Vitty [Eastern Europe Great Rivers Trip Home Hosted Lunch - 2003]



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Kelly Lichtenberg
[AUG 2002]



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MaryAnn and Hank Meetze - Jean and Cliff Fralen - Charlie Berg x55 - Kelly Lichtenberg - Gwyn Kitchel Hamilton - Jackie Merry [John Hamilton's Funeral - JUL 2002]



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Pirkey's and Lichtenberg
[JUL 2002]



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Ludwig - Vitty - Follett - Campbell - Stevenson -
Dienst - Lichtenberg - Pirkey [JUL 2002]



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Campbell's and Lichtenberg's
[JUL 2002]



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Kelly and Trudy Lichtenberg
[JUL 2002]



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Stevenson - Mary Monahan - Lichtenberg's
[JUL 2002]



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Stevenson's and Lichtenberg's
[JUL 2002]



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Vitty - Ludwig - May - Lichtenberg - Franklin - Johnson -
Bates - Wargowsky - Livesay [2002 Founder's Day]



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Kelly Lichtenberg at Bellagio - Las Vegas
[MAR 2002]



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Tom Sims and Kelly Lichtenberg
[MAR 2002]



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Susan Sims and Kelly Lichtenberg
[MAR 2002]



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Welter and Lichtenberg
[2001]



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Lichtenberg - Welter - Traut -
Bates [2001]



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Standing: Pirkey - Strati - Tour Guide - Follett - Enslow - Fikaris - Dienst - Bates - Ludwig - Lichtenberg - Bergen - Vitty - Marlowe Viney - Seated in chairs:: Angee Fikaris - Pat Strati - Lo Dienst - Mary Monahan - Marcia Cathey - Dianne Enslow - Friends of '55 Marcia and Judy - Front: Chrys Follett - Donna Ludwig - Pat Vitty - Trudy Lichtenberg - Anna Bates [2001 Class Trip]



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Kelly Lichtenberg
[2000]



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Kelly and Alan Lichtenberg
[2000]



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USMA Tennis Center
[2000]



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USMA Tennis Center
[2000]



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Lichtenberg - Masson - Page
[1999]



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



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Kelly and Trudy Lichtenberg
[c1993]



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Bob Newton - Kelly Lichtenberg - Inez Cardillo - Pat Strati -
Mary Andrews - Ellen Schick [CO Mini - AUG 1993]



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Parks' and Kelly Lichtenberg
[c1993]



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Kelly Lichtenberg and Bobbie Parks
[c1993]



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Trudy and Kelly Lichtenberg
[c1993]



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Kelly Lichtenberg - Friends - Jerry Lewis -
Danny Dienst [c1992]



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Pat and Rod Vitty - Kelly Lichtenberg
[c1992]



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Young - Vitty - Dienst - Hilbert - Lichtenberg -
Cathey - Bates - Strati - Monahan [c1992]



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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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[10th Reunion - 1965]

Standing [L to R]: Weaver - Lewis - Turner - Chikalla - Gallup - O'Brien - Freed - Hadly - Wix - ? - Streett - ? - Reb Young - Quinn - Lenio - ? - Perkins - Thorsen - ? - Nieves - Sherman - Burroughs - Giza - Traut - Sloan - Gay - Paul Parks - Andrews - Ginter - Bates - McNair - ? - Lichtenberg - Nidever - Secord - Feagin - Cathey - Herren - ? - ? - Ludwig - ? - ? - ? - Ralls - ? - Shimunek - Macdonald - ? - ? - ? - ? - ? - Bob Strickland - Front [L to R]: Soper - Newton - Dax - Chance - Schmidt - Shideler - Bergen - Matteson - Hargrove - Hornbarger - Steakley - Stevens - Drummond - Rudzki - Knierem - Wargowsky - ? - Stern - ? - ? - Livesay - Dickson - Michalove - Hagan - Landers - ? - Blitch - ? - Cardillo - Ordway - Trobaugh - Crancer - Maus - LaFrenz - Sydenham - Strom - ? - Howie Stone - Schepps - Raymond - Spellman - Sanderson ? - Wray - Fikaris - Stevenson - Sims - ?

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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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Kelly Lichtenberg - Ted Perritt - Al Sheldon
[Signal Corps Movie - 1952]



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Ted Perritt and Kelly Lichtenberg
[Signal Corps Movie - 1952]



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Bill Streett - Jerry Hagan - Kelly Lichtenberg
[Signal Corps Movie - 1955]



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Bud Goldstein and Kelly Lichtenberg
[Plebe Hike - 1951]



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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Herbert Selig Lichtenberg

Herbert Selig Lichtenberg was born on 15 March 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. He was appointed to West Point from the 13th Congressional District of New York, entered on 3 July 1951 and was soonawarded the nickname of "Kelly". He was in Company G2, graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned in the US Air Force.


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Distinguished Graduate Award

HERBERT S. LICHTENBERG

As an extraordinarily successful business man and philanthropist, particularly to the United States Military Academy, Herbert S. Lichtenberg has exemplified outstanding devotion to the principles expressed in the motto of the United States Military Academy: Duty, Honor, Country.

A 1955 graduate of the United States Military Academy, Herbert Lichtenberg served as a lieutenant for three years in the United States Air Force. In 1958, upon completion of his service obligation, Herb joined his father's firm, S. Lichtenberg and Sons, in New York City. He quickly demonstrated a strong aptitude for sales and personnel management within the curtain and drapery segment of the home fashions industry. Further, he gained a strong reputation as a highly ethical, principled business man whose dealings reflected a strong moral code. In 1980, he became President of S. Lichtenberg and Sons. In 1988, within the home furnishing industry, Mr. Lichtenberg was awarded the highest honor which can be bestowed by the Home Fashion Products Association, the "Marvin Rosenberg Humanitarian Award." That same year, he was designated "Curtain and Drapery Citizen of Industry." Eleven years later, in 1999, he was named "Dean of the Industry" at the industry's annual show.

Herbert Lichtenberg's renowned philanthropy to West Point has been accomplished with several unique characteristics: he contributes quietly, often behind the scenes, without fanfare; he focuses on projects which the Academy would otherwise be unable to accomplish for itself; he has an ability to negotiate, encourage and motivate the involvement and giving of others with charitable resources; and the projects which he supports with his immense energy and financial resources clearly reflect his great love of West Point and particularly, the Corps of Cadets. Mr. Lichtenberg's contributions to West Point have been and continue to be truly significant. They extend across a wide range of activities but can be categorized into three broad areas: support of religious programs and activities; support of Army athletic teams and programs; and support of West Point's quality of life.

His support of religious programs and activities at West Point began in 1965 when he joined a group dedicated to erecting a West Point Jewish Cadet Chapel. Through his organizational skills, energetic fund-raising and unselfish generosity, the Jewish Chapel was completed and consecrated in 1984. This chapel established for the first time a distinctly visible Jewish presence at the Academy. This presence was required if only for the purpose of acknowledging the thousands of Jewish soldiers who have served and died in the United States Army since this country was founded. Mr. Lichtenberg, along with a number of others, also contributed funds and management expertise for religious support projects of great value to the Military Academy. These include construction of a "Founders Garden" located adjacent to the Jewish Chapel; renovation of Building 147 to serve as a Cadet Interfaith Religious Center; floor repairs and construction of a handicapped ramp for Most Holy Trinity Chapel; installation of a new sound system in the Cadet Chapel; purchase and installation of a pipe organ in the Old Cadet Chapel; design of an air conditioning system for Most Holy Trinity Chapel; and renovation of windows, floors and pews in the Old Cadet Chapel.

Since his return to New York City in 1958, Herbert Lichtenberg has closely followed Army Athletics. In the late 1990's, he responded to a Superintendent's wish to have an indoor tennis facility built as part of the Bicentennial Campaign. Mr. Lichtenberg and the Class of 1955 jointly funded the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The tennis center served as the Class of 1955's 50th reunion gift to the Academy. This building was significant in a number of respects. First, it was the first firm, significant commitment by a living graduate to build a facility during the Bicentennial Campaign, and it served to prompt a number of other major contributions during the Bicentennial Campaign; and second, this tennis center was of such superb functional and architectural design that it was designated by the United States Tennis Association to receive the USTA "Outstanding Tennis Facility Award" in 1999. At about this time, Mr. Lichtenberg learned of the need to construct a dedicated gymnastics facility. In turn, Mr. Lichtenberg and his good friend, Lou Gross, combined their energy and resources to fund and construct the Gross Sports Facility that was opened in 2001. Later, Mr. Lichtenberg learned of the pressing need for new housing to attract and retain quality athletic Coach's of the major Army sports teams. In coordination with the Superintendent and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, an idea was conceived to build six sets of new quarters for Coach's. Again, Mr. Lichtenberg assumed the lead with funding. Further, he played a central role in encouraging others to become major donors to this athletic Coach's' housing project. The success of the prompt construction of the first three sets of new quarters led to the decision to expand the original project of six with an addition of three more sets of Coach's' quarters, bringing the total to nine. Lastly, Mr. Lichtenberg purchased and donated a custom designed, new motorcycle from Orange County [New York] Choppers for use by the spirit team at rallies and football games.

The third important aspect of his philanthropic support was to the West Point Community's quality of life. In support of the Foreign Language Department, he helped to fund Cadet educational trips to the People's Republic of China. Additionally, for the Office of the Dean, he has helped support cadet travel in support of academic programs to include such places as the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. He has also donated three large television sets to the 1st of the First Infantry Battalion mess hall to provide entertainment for this 24 hour, 7 day a week operation in support of the enlisted soldiers of the battalion. Further, he has been generous to the Most Holy Trinity Christmas Fund and the Post Sergeant Major's Basket Program helping needy soldiers and their families. Last, Mr. Lichtenberg is credited with the idea of having the "old grad" March back associated with the Plebe hike from Lake Frederick to West Point that commenced in 2000. This program has allowed for hundreds of West Point graduates to bond with today's cadets. Consequently, early in the cadet West Point four-year experience, cadets get a sense of the significance of their joining the "Long Gray Line:'

Accordingly, the Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy takes great pride in presenting the 2006 Distinguished Graduate Award to Herbert S. Lichtenberg.

AOG Alumni Luncheon
23 MAY 2006


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Date sent: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 08:35:54,0500
From: ColJack "coljack@austin.rr.com"
To: 1955Bus "usma55bus@west-point.org"
Subject: usma1955-c1: Death of Kelly Lichtenberg

It is with extreme sadness that I must report the death of our lifelong friend and classmate, Herbert ""Kelly" Lichtenberg. Kelly died in the hospital this morning at 4:00am following a brave struggle with esophageal cancer. Trudy told me that he remained hopeful and in good spirits until just two days ago.

Kelly will be buried at West Point this Friday October 30th at 2:30pm. There will be a Jewish service earlier in the day at the Zion Memorial Chapel in Mamaroneck, NY. Classmates and friends are welcome at both, to help celebrate his life.

Kelly was a loyal and dedicated classmate who served the class and West Point with boundless energy . He will be sorely missed by all.of us.

May he rest in eternal peace in the arms of the Almighty.

~jack


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Herbert S. Lichtenberg

LICHTENBERG--Herbert S., USMA 1955, was a founder and the treasurer of the West Point Jewish Chapel Fund. In the mid 1960s, together with his brother Alan, USMA 1951, he formed a group of West Point graduates and nongraduates, Jews and nonJews, who raised the necessary funds and in 1984 completed the construction of the Jewish Chapel at West Point. No Jewish cadet in the last 25 years knew what it was not to have a Jewish chapel at West Point.

He was generous to a fault and supported cadet athletics and all religious programs. The Licthenberg Tennis Center and Class of 1955 Coaches Housing area, as well as the Jewish chapel at West Point, will remain a timeless tribute to his love for his alma mater. In recognition of his outstanding accomplishments, Herbie was sited by the West Point Association of Graduates in 2006 as a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Military Academy. He will be sorely missed. We mourn our loss. Burial at West Point Cemetery at 2:30pm, Friday, October 30, 2009. West Point Jewish Chapel Fund. Louis Gross, Chairman

New York Times



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Lichtenberg buried at West Point

New York Services were held October 30 for Herbert Lichtenberg, 76, who died on October 27 of cancer.

At his death he was president of S. Lichtenberg, a post he held for more than 40 years.

Following a full military funeral at West Point, where he graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1955, Lichtenberg was buried at the West Point Cemetery. Both Herbert, known to all as Herbie, and his brother Alan were graduates of West Point, Herbert in 1955, Alan in 1951. He joined the company founded in 1933 by his father Sam in 1958.

Both Herbert and Alan, who died in 2003, were dedicated alumni of West Point and spearheaded the funding for the West Point Jewish Chapel Fund. That resulted in the opening of the Jewish Chapel of West Point in 1984. The Lichtenberg Tennis Center and Class of 1955 Coaches Housing area also were spearheaded by his efforts. In 2006, he was cited by the West Point Association of Graduates as a distinguished graduate of the USMA and also the Order of Aaron and Hur.

The home textiles industry awarded the brothers the Marvin Rosenberg Citizen of the Year Award in 1988, and earlier they received the Dean of the Industry Award.

Lichtenberg is survived by his wife, Trudy, sons Michael and Scott, both company vice presidents, and five grandchildren.

Home & Textiles Today Staff


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