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August 2003 Newsletter

West Point Parents' Club of Greater St. Louis

August 28, 2003


Notes from the President

I hope everyone is looking forward to our September 21 meeting at Yacovelli’s. If you don’t have your reservations in yet, now would be a good time to send them.


We will be preparing boodle boxes for cadets and graduates, for the all parents; we need to know the academic company (A1, A2, …, H4) for your cadet. This is required to send packages to your cadet. Your cadet might have moved from a different company, please verify the company number.


We will also want to hear from parents who have been to

R Day,

Acceptance Day,

Ring Weekend,



And we will want to also answer questions from ’07 Parents who are planning for Plebe Parent Weekend.


Grad parents are responsible for door prizes.


Please make sure and send your membership dues in as soon as possible for the coming year. The membership form is on the website. We will need the information for the boodle meeting and for preparing the member booklet for the upcoming year.


See you in September.




Map to September Meeting

Click on the following for a map and directions to Yacovelli’s.



Army women's soccer team to play in St Louis Sept 5-7, 2003

As a West Point graduate, Class of 1974, and living here in St Louis. I have cast a rather large net about the above event because BG Brooks (USMA Commandant of Cadets) has designated this event as a "Spirit Mission." My understanding is that ANY cadet (within certain criteria I'm sure) who wants to come to St Louis that weekend can do so and it does not count against other weekend passes they may have (Thank you Air Force). I expect that they must attend the games as listed below and need to find their own way here and back; but, it certainly is another opportunity for someone to get to see their family/cadet. The women's soccer team is leaving Newark on Thursday after classes and returning Sunday night (I would assume cadets could travel on the same flights and this would be OK with the Commandant).


Also, the team and parents of players are staying at the Marriott (Maryville Drive) in St Louis County. Additionally, anyone else who would like to come and cheer on an Army varsity team is more than welcome. In addition to the games listed below, we have a tailgate planned right after Army beats Air Force Friday night with the Air Force contingent also invited (price for tailgate is $15 per person). We also have some baseball tickets for the Saturday afternoon Cardinals - Reds at 3 pm game. If interested or need more info, please either email or call me (314-444-1307(w)/314-550-6418(c)).


Game times at the Saint Louis University Campus in St Louis, Missouri (Hwy 40/64 and Grand exit):


Friday, Sept 5:            5:00 pm - Army vs Air Force

Army - Air Force tailgate to follow game at the field

7:30 pm Saint Louis Univ vs Indiana


Saturday, Sept 6:        3:00 pm St Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds


Sunday, Sept 7:           11:00 am - Indiana vs Army

1:30 pm Air Force vs Saint Louis Univ.


All games will be held at the Robert R. Hermann Stadium at St. Louis University located at I-64 / Hwy. 40 and Grand Ave. The cost of admission will be one new toy or $10.00 (children 10 and under are free).


The post game tailgate picnic on Friday following the Army-Air Force game is $15 per person.  Please RSVP NLT Friday, August 29 by calling Sarah Borchelt at 636-519-7747 or replying to this message


The proceeds from this event benefit the local Marine Corps Toys for Tots program (it is the "Kick-off" for their campaign). So admission for each day is one new unwrapped toy or $6 per adult, or $4 for ages 3 -18. 2 and under are free.


We would like as big a crowd as possible. Army women's soccer team is one of the top teams in the Northeast (in the top 10). They were the Patriot League regular season champions last season with a 12-3-2 record. Check out the team roster at www.goarmysports.com and click on women's soccer.




Frank Janoski, ‘74


Brag News

Starting with this issue we are saving all the brag news and putting the news by cadet/graduate in the Biography section of our website.


Jay Broemmel - 1995              Jay is the son of Bo & Judy Broemmel

Jay is a Captain has been at Ft. Polk, LA, the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), as an observer-controller for the past year. (JRTC is where the Army checks the skills and ability to fight in an urban setting). His new assignment is with CALL (Center for Army Lessons Learned). Soon he will fly to Baghdad (via Ft Leavenworth and Ft Bliss) to set up headquarters and determine how the Army conducted combat during the war in Iraq. Jay also has a brother (Air Force Lt Col) stationed at Cape Canaveral assisting in the anti-terror efforts. We need to pray for all our service men and women every day.    09-08-2003.


Andy Zieseniss - 1995            Andy is the son of Bill & Betsy Zieseniss

Andy is a Captain and just finished a 7.5 month tour as Company Commander in Khandahar Afganistan where earned the coveted CIB (Combat Infantryman Badge) and was awarded the Bronze Star. Andy has returned to the 82nd Airborne Div at Ft Bragg NC.    09-05-2003


Billy Kesselring - 2000           Andy is the son of Mary Lou & Bill Kesselring

Billy is a 1st Lt and has been stationed at Ft. Leonard, as XO of company C-2-10, a basic training company.  This summer he took over as CO of a newly formed company. He is also engaged, and will marry Kristal Tiffany in her home town of Janesville, Wisconsin on October 25th.           08-12-2003


John Hitchings - 2005 John is the son of Gregg & Thea Hitchings

John is from Ironton Mo and has had the opportunity to exchange with the Air Force Academy this semester. This summer John earned his wings at Army Air Assault Schoo