Paul Parks

[21 MAY 1934 - K2 - 20408]



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Paul and Mellie Parks
[Fort Lauderdale - APR 2012]



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Mellie and Paul Parks - Charron Rumple (daughter)
[Fort Lauderdale - APR 2012]



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Eric Rumple - Mellie and Paul Parks - Charron
Rumple [Fort Lauderdale - APR 2012]



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Pirkey's - Enslow's - Parks'
[Georgia - JUL 2011]



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Fred Pirkey - Phil Enslow - Paul Parks
[Georgia - JUL 2011]



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Paul and Mellie Parks
[MOAA Luncheon - APR 2011]



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Katherine Jeter and Paul Parks in El Paso
[WOC Nurses Society Bike Trip - MAR 2011]



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Mellie and Paul Parks
[DEC 2010]



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Mellie and Paul Parks
[DEC 2010]



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Paul Parks and George Albrecht '69
[DEC 2010]



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Paul Parks and George Albrecht '69
[DEC 2010]



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Charron (Paul's daughter) - Paul and
Mellie Parks [AUG 2010]



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Paul and Mellie Parks
[MOAA Luncheon - JUN 2010]



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Paul and Mellie Parks - Eric Rumple and Charron
Parks Rumple [NYC Trip - 55th Reunion]



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Bob and Pat Strati - Paul Parks - Charron Parks
Rumple [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Parks' and Lucy Buchwald
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Paul Parks Family
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Charron Traut and Charron Parks Rumple
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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K-2: Traut's - Doyle - Gay's - Parks' - Wilburn -
Pace's [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Eric and Charron Parks Rumple
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Carole Buchwald - Paul and Mellie Parks
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Paul Parks and family
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Buchwald's and Parks families
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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? - Paul and Mellie Parks
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Paul and Mellie Parks - Charron and Eric Rumple
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Paul Parks and Charron Parks Rumple
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Paul Parks - Rich Cardillo - Inez Cardillo - Charron Parks
Rumple - Mellie Parks [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Charron Parks Rumple - Pat and Bob Strati -
Chris Parks [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Charron Traut and Charron Parks Rumple
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Paul Parks and Charron Parks Rumple
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Paul Parks
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Jack Doyle - Dick and Charron Traut - Ted Gay - Mellie and Paul Parks - Bruce Wilburn - Peggy and Vern Pace - Mary Carolyn Gay - LeAnne Barbara Parks [K-2: 55th Reunion]



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Paul and Mellie Parks
[NYC Trip - 55th Reunion]



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Paul Parks
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Sandra and Chris Parks - Mellie and Paul Parks - Charron Parks
Rumple and LeAnne Barbara Parks [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Paul Parks
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Lucy and Charron Parks Rumple
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Mare’e and Joe Skaff - Paul and Mellie Parks -
Eric Rumple [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Roy and Sandra Lynn - Larry and Sybil Michalove - Joe and Connie Franklin - Paul Parks - Brownie and Dave Pemberton - Bob and Linda Newton - Pete and Angee Fikaris [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Todd Graham - Jill Wiegand - Ellen Schick - Danielle Troyan -
Paul Parks - Mary Blitch [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Paul and Mellie Parks - ? - Lynn Lang - Connie Franklin - Pat
Strati - Pat Vitty - Doug Fletcher [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Joe and Connie Franklin - Paul Parks - Sandra Lynn - Larry and
Sybil Michalove - Dick Regnier [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Georgie Regnier - Mary Blitch - Paul Parks
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Paul and Mellie Parks
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Charron Parks Rumple - Robbie and Peg Robinson
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Paul Parks - Carl McNair - John Gamble
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Ted Gay - Jack Doyle - Vern Pace - Bruce Wilburn -
Dick Traut - Paul Parks [K-2: 55th Reunion]



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Paul and Mellie Parks
[Valentine's Dinner - 2010]



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Paul and Chuck Parks (son)
[Guadalajara Mexico - OCT 2009]



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George Albrecht '69 (German student of Paul's @
USMA) and Paul Parks [El Paso - DEC 2009]



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Charron Rumple (daughter) - Paul and
Mellie Parks [Las Vegas - APR 2009]



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Mellie and Paul Parks - Charron (daughter)
and Eric Rumple [Las Vegas - APR 2009]



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Scott Rumple (grandson) and Paul Parks
[Las Vegas - APR 2009]



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Chuck Parks (son) - Scott Rumple - Mellie and
Paul Parks - Eric Rumple [Las Vegas - APR 2009]



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Mellie and Paul Parks
[Las Vegas - APR 2009]



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Mellie and Paul Parks - Susan and Tom Sims
[Las Vegas - APR 2009]



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Tom and Susan Sims - Mellie and Paul Parks
[Las Vegas - APR 2009]



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Sandra Parks (DIL) becomes a US citizen
[NOV 2008]



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Chris and Leanne Barbara Parks
[NOV 2008]



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Leanne Barbara Parks
[NOV 2008]



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Mellie and Paul Parks - Mark Rumple - LeAnne Barbara Parks - Sandra Parks - Chris Parks - Scott Rumple - Charron Parks Rumple - Chuck Parks - Eric Rumple [Parks Family Reunion  Boston - 5 JUL 2008]



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Mike and Liz Zaborowski - Mellie and Paul Parks
[Fort Bliss FDD - 2008]



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Chris - Sandra and Leanne Barbara Parks
(Paul's granddaughte) [SEP 2007]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Mellie and Paul Parks
[50th Reunion]



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Mellie and Paul Parks
[50th Reunion]



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K-2: Dick Traut - Ann Perkins - Bob and Kitty Millard - Ted Gay - Charron Traut - Bruce and Karen Wilburn - Peggy and Vern Pace - Emily Karam - Paul and Mellie Parks - Rex Perkins [50th Reunion]



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K-2: Dick Traut - Bob Millard - Ann Perkins - Kitty Millard - Ted Gay - Charron Traut - Bruce and Karen Wilburn - Peggy Pace - Jack Doyle - Emily Karam - Paul and Mellie Parks - Ray Karam - Rex Perkins - Vern Pace [50th Reunion]



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Paul Parks and Tom Sims
[Las Vegas - JUL 2003]



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Paul and Mellie Parks - Tom and Susan Sims
[Las Vegas - JUL 2003]



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Paul and Mellie Parks
[Las Vegas - JUL 2003]



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Paul and Mellie Parks
[JUN 2003 Russia Trip]



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Vera - Slava - Paul Parks
[JUN 2003 Russia Trip]



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Paul Parks - Sybil Michalove - Mary Monahan - Al and Val
Bundren - Marlowe Viney [JUN 2003 Russia Trip]



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Mellie and Paul Parks
[JUN 2003 Russia Trip]



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Paul Parks - Sharon and Woody Black
[JUN 2003 Russia Trip]



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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]



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Mellie and Paul Parks
[Hawaii Honeymoon - JUN 2002]



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Paul and Mellie Parks
[Exchanging Vows - 15 FEB 2002]



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Paul Parks - Rita Flynn - Don and Mary Andrews - Inez Cardillo -
Pam Trobaugh - Ellen and John Schick [CO Mini - SEP 1998]



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Paul and Bobbie Parks
[c1993]



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Parks' and Kelly Lichtenberg
[c1993]



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Kelly Lichtenberg and Bobbie Parks
[c1993]



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Angee Fikaris - Paul Parks - ?
[c1993]



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? - Rich and Inez Cardillo - ? - Bobbie Parks
[CO Mini - AUG 1993]



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Paul Parks - Mary Helen and Jim Cooper -
Bob Camp - Bobbie Parks [1989]



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Paul and Charron (about to be Rumple) Parks
[26 FEB 1983]



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Bobbie Parks - Inez and Rich Cardillo
[Hawaii - c1980]



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Rich and Inez Cardillo
[Hawaii - c1980]



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Rich and Inez Cardillo - Bobbie Parks
[Hawaii - c1980]



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Paul Parks - Bob and Rosanne Wray - Jack Cohan -
? - John Schick [25th Reunion - 1980]



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Charron and Paul Parks
[Paul's Retirement Parade - DEC 1979]



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Robert and Inez Cardillo - Christopher - Charron and Charles
Parks - Eric Rumple [Paul's Retirement Parade - DEC 1979]



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Paul and Bobbie Parks @ Gen Bradley's
Welcoming Reception [Fort Bliss - 1977]



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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

Larger Size



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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 - ?

Larger Size



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Bobbie Parks (plaid Skirt - purple top) - Dinwiddie
[USMA Golf Club c1965]



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Bobbie Parks (purple dress) and German Friends
[Germany - c1963]



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Chuck Parks
[Germany - c1963]



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Chuck - Bobbie and Charron Parks
[Germany - c1963]



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Chuck - Bobbie and Charron Parks
[Germany - c1963]



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Charron - Bobbie and Chuck Parks
[Germany - c1963]



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Bobbie - Chuck and Charron Parks
[Mainz University Basketball Clubs cookout - c1963]



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Chuck Parks (with soda)
[Mainz University Basketball Clubs cookout - c1963]



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Charron Parks
[Germany - c1963]



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?? and Chuck Parks
[Germany - c1963]



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Chuck Parks plus ? ?
[Germany - c1963]



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Charron Parks plus ? ?
[Germany - c1963]



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Chuck and Charron Parks
[Germany - c1963]



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Don Giza - Al Cini - Paul and Bobbie Parks - Paul's mother - Cliff Fralen - Don Parks (brother) - Bob Millard - Don Mitchell (friend) [2 JUL 1955]



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K-2 Firsties - 1st Row: Oscar Turner x55 - Patton - Sherman (CO) - Flynn - Perkins - Cini - 2nd Row: Paul Parks - Millard - Hall - Hotchkiss - 3rd Row: Greer - Pace - Wilburn - Karam - 4th Row: Gay - Doyle - Traut



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Maureen O'Hara and Paul Parks
[The Long Gray Line - APR 1954]



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Paul Park's Locker
[c1954]



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Paul Parks
[Plebe Hike - 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 visited West Point at least twice on the annual Boys Club of Meriden visit and was impressed. I had some military orientation through membership in the Civil Air Patrol. My two older brothers were WWII vets and I enjoyed wearing one's shirts to school. It was a shirt in color like the greens of "Pinks and Greens" another the shade of the pinks. I really was considering Cornell and RPI--not WP.

Along the way, a newspaper article indicated our local congressman was sponsoring an exam for those interested in service academy appointments. I don't know when that occurred. I remember getting tutored in math and my English teacher giving me a lot of work "Young man, West Point is no cow college, You'll have to work". I don't recall if the tutoring was for the congressman's exam or the WP entrance exam or both.

Eventually I ended up with the congressman's principal appointment.

I took thr train to Boston Army Depot for the entrance exam of which I recall only two things. I had never even seen parallel bars and doing dips was part of the exam. I watched others mount snmoothly and pump out dips. I tried to do what others did. Jumped up and promptly fell on my butt. I guess other portions overcame my "Zero" dips. The other memory is the still vivid memory of the personal interview> The questioner asked "Do you like boys?" I promptly replied that I did. I still can see his eyebrows arching up as he followed up with other questions. I was 16 at the time and very naive. Only considerably later did I get the significance of the exchange.

Back to Meriden, Connecticut by train to wait. Finally notified that my flat feet (didn't know they were) were disqualifying and I was to go before a medical panel at Westover Air Field in Chicopee, Mass. I drove there and appeared before the board. Back home to wait! The congressman called wanting to know why I didn't go before the board after my prior keen interest. Told that I had gone, he did some checking to discover that board had given a green light, but a clerk had stuffed the approval in a desk drawer. All got straightened out and the rest is history.

CODA: In Beast, I complained about my ankles hurting. The detail thought I was gold bricking and told me to gut it out. I did until my ankles swelled so that I could not get my boots on. Ended up in the hospital and wearing low quarters for a few days. Never had a problem before or since. While in the hospital a small formation of us was being marched somewhere. I spotted my Dad along the route--didn't know he was coming. I broke ranks and embraced him. Bill Wix was in the same formation and used to ride me about my lack of military discipline whenever we got together throughout his life. My wonderful father died on Christmas Day 1968 while I was in Vietnam.

Paul Parks
28 July 2010


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From: pp55@mindspring.com
Sent: Feb 2, 2010 7:26 PM
To: usma1955@west-point.org
Subject: usma1955: Fw: Re: Fw: Fwd: Re: usma1969: Fwd: moderator: AOG 2010 Awards - Kimmitt '69 sele...

Got to share!

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-----Forwarded Message-----
From: Kimmitt69@aol.com
Sent: Feb 2, 2010 6:10 PM
To: pp55@mindspring.com
Cc: gwalbrecht@comcast.net
Subject: Re: Fw: Fwd: Re: usma1969: Fwd: moderator: AOG 2010 Awards - Kimmitt '69 sele...

Many thanks, Paul.  Look forward to seeing you then and introducing you to Holly. 

Herr Albrecht's and my joking (and Spanish) aside, I hope you know the profoundly positive effect you had on your Class of '69 students.  We were blessed to have you to ourselves for those two years, even though at the time I am sure we complained about how hard you worked us.  I thought of you each time I got into a linguistic Sackgasse while Ambassador, only to have a word, phrase, or idiom pop up from deep in my cerebellum after 25+ years of hibernation.  (A cold "hieseges Bier" or nice Mosel Wein probably also helped the retrieval process!)

Warm regards,

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Bob
 
In a message dated 2/2/2010 5:54:49 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, pp55@mindspring.com writes:

Hi!  Congratulations!

I often think vicariously how great was my contribution.  Then reality sets in and I realize "I must not have screwed them up too badly"

We'll be at WP for the presentation--my class' 55th reunion (sounds obscene) and will be proud to participate in our Alma Mater's well deserved honor to you.

Der alte Lehrer

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-----Forwarded Message-----
From: George Albrecht
Sent: Feb 2, 2010 1:16 PM
To: Parks_Paul+Mellie
Cc: albrecht@scudbuster.com
Subject: Fwd: Re: usma1969: Fwd: moderator: AOG 2010 Awards - Kimmitt '69 selected

Paul - He owes it all to his GE 151/251 Lehrer !

George

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From: kimmitt69@aol.com

Vielen, vielen gracias! Honor to have been nominated by the Class, and selection for the award was icing on the cake.
 
Please tell Paul Parks that I think mentioning having read Bahnwaerter Thiel on my resume was the key reason I was selected.
 
Ah - tschuess,
 
Bob

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-----Original Message-----
From: George Albrecht
To: Kimmitt_Bob+Holly
Sent: Tue, Feb 2, 2010 12:01 pm
Subject: Hey, Amigo...

...weren't we in Spanish class together?
 
Gefr. Albrecht

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----- Original Message -----
From: Hugh Donohue
To: usma1969@west-point.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 4:03 AM
Subject: usma1969: Fwd: moderator: AOG 2010 Awards - Kimmitt '69 selected

Congratulations to Bob Kimmitt for this honor!

Best wishes.../Hugh

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jack Price

The WPAOG 2010 Awards are announced.

Distinguished Graduate Awards:

LTG(R) Frederic J. Brown '56
LTG(R) Daniel W. Christman '65
HON Robert M. Kimmitt '69
GEN(R) Barry R. McCaffrey '64
HON Thomas E. White, Jr. '67

Thayer Award:

The Honorable James A. Baker



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TAPS Check List

18 May 2011

I was born May 21, 1934 in Northampton, Mass.

My parents were Valerie Marcinek Murray and Clarence E. Murray. Some time after my birth, they divorced. My mother and I moved to Meriden Connecticut to live with her parents, Mary and Paul Marcinek. The language of the home was Polish. The Marcineks had seven daughters. Their first grandchild was a girl. I was the second and became the apple of my granddad's eye. My mother remarried when I was 13. She married Norman W. Parks, a widower, who adopted me. My mother passed away while I was on Summer Leave after CAMID. Norm remarried to Helen Olsen, a widow. who was the very gracious hostess of many a weekend party and the post Yale game party enjoyed by family and classmates at "the house on the hill." Pretty convoluted, but hey, how many folks have so many sets of loving parents?

My siblings are two step brothers Don Parks and Verna (deceased) and Harry and Nell Parks, two step sisters Marilyn Parks Hysen and Ted and Susan Olsen Brown and Temp. I have one half brother John Murray and Paula.

I graduated from Meriden High School in 1951. My high school days were pleasant but unremarkable. My high school year book reads in part: "...famous for his witty remarks in German Class..." President of The Campus Prep club.

While in high school, I was a Civil Air Patrol cadet, belonged to the Boys' Club and Grange plus worked at a Howard Johnson's Restaurant.

I received a Congressional Appointment to USMA.

Roommates at West Point were Jack Doyle, Bob Millard, Ted Gay, Dick Traut and Vic Bannister.

Close friends at West Point were my Kappa Dos brothers and as I know of no enemies, I consider all classmates friends (though I keep discovering ones I never knew).

Wife info: This promises to be another long one so I will just say "to be continued". And send this before Rapture occurs on my birthday!

Pablo


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Barbara Anne Brooks Parks

Birth: Mar. 4, 1934
Death: Nov. 3, 2000

Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Plot: Section XXI, Site AA7.

West Point Cemetery



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