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West Point Parents' Club of Greater St. Louis

http://www.west-point.org/     (Click on Parents, Then Parent Clubs, Then St Louis MO)


September 10 minutes with Treasurer Report

Membership Drive

November 12 Meeting – Saturday at Paesanos

The Seeds of Victory

Phyllis Hoppe

Brag News





All Academy Ball

Prayer List

2005 Army-Navy Shirt & 2006 USMA Calendar






September 10 Minutes at Ozzie’s in Westport

The September meeting of the West Point Parents Club of St. Louis was called to order by President Mike Collins at 11:30 a.m. Parents first began assembling boodle boxes for cadets and active duty soldiers of members. The official meeting began at 1:15 p.m. with an invocation by Mike McCullough followed by the pledge of allegiance. President Collins thanks those who had contributed to the club’s fundraising, and asked Treasurer Mike Hughes to give the treasurer’s report.

1. The annual women’s soccer tournament at SLU sponsored by the Toys for Tots is next weekend. WPPC will supply box lunches for the WP team on Sunday as they head back to WP.

2. Marge McCullough discussed troop outreach; shared a brochure their church uses to collect troop supplies, which our club mails.

3. Greg Cook has announced that he has season tickets for the football games, and has several dates he will not attend and is willing to sell the tickets – Nov. 12, and Nov. 19. If anyone is interested, please contact Greg at 618-457-2927.

To view our meeting pictures visit:   http://www.west-point.org/parent/wppc-st_louis/IClubMeetings.htm

Treasurer’s Report

                                Current balance as of September, 2005         $4,968.22


November 12 Meeting – Saturday - Paesanos At The Barn, Belleville, IL

This is a new type of meeting: business meeting/luncheon, social meeting and view Army Football beat Univ. of Massachusetts.  Pizza buffet includes Pizza, Wings, Ravioli and other items. Class of 2008 and 2009 are responsible for door prizes. This is a new location please check our web site for directions:


                Cost is $12.00 per person. Start time is 11:15 AM; we need to have an RSVP for headcount for the buffet.

                Contact Mike Hughes at mkjshughes02@earthlink.net or 314-846-6347.


Phyllis Hoppe

A long time member (27 years) passed away recently and will be missed by all. William & Phyllis have a son and son in law William Hoppe ’83 and Larry Beisel ’83 who graduated from the Academy.


Membership Drive

So far this year we have signed up 5 plebe parents out of a class of 10; half the current club members. We will start a calling campaign to increase membership this coming week. If you have not paid your dues and wish to be a member, please send $20 for a graduate and $35 for a cadet to:  Mike Hughes, 2613 Storm Lake Dr, St Louis MO 63129. Thanks for your support.


The Seeds of Victory

ESPN Classic will show a film about the 2004 Army Football team seniors, titled "The Seeds of Victory," on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m. prior to the Army-Air Force game scheduled to air at 2:30 p.m.  And it will air on ESPN2 on Friday Nov. 4 at 6 a.m. and will have multiple re-airs on ESPNU (times to be announced) during the month of December.


All Academy Ball
The All Academy Ball will be held on Friday, December.23, from 6:00 to 12:00 p.m.  It will be at the same place as last year in Clayton, MO at the newly named Crowne Plaza hotel.  Invitations should be out next week. Lets show all that Army Rules by having a lot of cadets/grads & parent at this ball! Mary Larson (636-947-8347) and Sarah Collins (314-993-8755) are helping to get us organized. Please call them if you want to volunteer to help.


Prayer List

We have two more deaths to report in our Army Family:

John Cook – Greg’s dad passed way on 10/29/05

                his grandson is Cadet Jacob Cook ’07

May Kuntz – Marge’s mother passed away on 10/13/05

                her grandsons are Capt George McCullough ’00 & 2nd Lt Robert McCullough ’04

Our prayers are with them and their family.



2005 Army-Navy Shirt & 2006 USMA Calendar

Check our web site for the address of where to purchase them items.



USMA INFORMATIONAL MEETING – Missouri & Western Illinois

If you know of anyone who is interested in the Academy please invite them to this meeting – Sophmore, Junior, Seniors & 1st/2nd year College students!

For High School Students and Parents

                Tuesday, Nov 8, 2005 - 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Hazelwood West High School Auditorium

1 Wildcat Lane, Hazelwood, MO  63042

Take McDonnell Blvd Exit 23 off I-270

3/4 Mile North (McDonnell becomes Howdershell)


Brag News (To submit send an email to mike@mccullough.cc)

Maj Chris Ballard '88 is in Kuwait with an Armor unit as Chief of Training for Coalition Forces. Chris is the son of Lawrence & Marilyn Ballard.


Maj Thomas Shea '92 is currently enrolled at C G & S College and has move to Ft Bragg, SC home of the 82nd Airborne. Thomas is the son of Tom & Martha Shea.


Maj Jay Broemmel ’95 has completed his 2nd tour of Iraq and will be attending the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey CA. Jay is the son of Bo & Judy Broemmel.


Maj Andy Zieseniss, '95, was promoted to Major; is assigned under the Officer Exchange Program to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, England where he teaches small unit tactics at the platoon and company level. Andy is the son of Bill & Betsy Zieseniss.


Capt Chris Simpson `96 is out of the Army and teaching ROTC at U of Cincinnati. Chris is the son of Howard & Clara Simpson.


Capt Travis R Jadlot ’99 is with the 101st Airborne and will be going back to Iraq. Travis is the son of Steve & Kathy Jadlot.


Lt Adam Brink '03 is at Ft Carson CO and was accepted to NORAD OCS. Adam is the son of Bill & Judy Brink.


Lt William Harryman ’03 is going to Germany. William is the son of Bill & Susan Harrymann.


Lt Steven Hemmann '03 earned his Master’s from East-West University; has completed a fellowship in China; is currently in Infantry Officer Basic Course; will attend the Bradley Leadership course; in  May he will go to Germany to transfer to a mechanized infantry company in Iraq.


Lt Jack Johannes '03 is currently in the US but in December will go back to Iraq as an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) Platoon Leader. Jack is the son of John & Joann Johannes.


Lt Adrian Zdazinsky '03 is a Bradley vehicle platoon leader in Iraq. Adrian is the son of Chip & Peggy Zdazinsky


Lt Will Eberle '04 has graduated from Infantry Officer Basic Course (IOBC) and has become an Army Ranger. He is currently in Iraq with 504th 82nd Airborne Infantry unit. Will is the son of Phillip & Michiko Eberle.


Lt David Howald '04 returned from Prague World University Orientation competition; has earned his airborne wings; graduated from Field Artillery Officer Basic Course (FAOBC); and is finishing Ranger School at Ft Benning, GA. David is the son of Kent & Betty Howald.


Lt Robert McCullough '04 is Battalion Maintenance Officer in Korea and recently scored the wining goal for the 2nd Inf Div soccer team against the Republic of Korea Army (ROK). Robert is the son of Mike & Marge McCullough.


Lt Justin Liesen '05 is currently in Engineers Officer Basic Course (EOBC) at Ft Leonardwood, MO; after EOBC he will go to Ft Lewis as a platoon leader in the 25th Infantry Division Stryker Brigade.  Justin is the son of John & Judy Liesen.


Mike Collins '06 is now an Army Sapper; is part of the Army Triathlon Team and will be on the all-Sapper Sandhurst team May 2006. Mike is the son of Michael & Sarah Collins.


Tirzah Eskew '06 is the Academy’s Honor Board Secretary whose decisions affect Cadets who are in trouble. Tirzah is the daughter of Gay Eskew.


Joseph Sanfilippo '06 has earned the German Proficiency Badge; is playing Intramural Soccer and is majoring in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Joseph is the son of Joe & Pam Sanfilippo.


Adam Hilkenkamp '07 returned from a summer internship in Beijing China & is playing Intramural Football. Adam is the son of John & Karen Hilkenkamp.


Sean Flachs '08 is a member of the Army Rugby Team. Sean’s Grandfather Walter was in attendance at this meeting and enjoyed the Army football games with everyone. Walter was the President of our club in 1971 while his son Patrick attended the Academy.  Sean is the son of Patrick & Lorraine Flachs.


John Hughes '08 has joined several clubs; is playing Intramural Soccer and will major in Spanish. John is the son of Mike & Kathy Hughes.


Rachel Larson '08 made the Dean’s List and the women’s diving team. Rachel is the daughter of Nathan & Mary Larson.


Monica Shea '08 has signed up for CPRC (Cadet Public Relations Course) where she will visit high school promoting the Academy. She is also a member of the Army Crew Team and has made the Dean’s List. Monica is the daughter of Tom & Martha Shea.


Troy Lee Wilson '08 made the Dean’s List & is a member of the Team Handball Club. Troy is the son of Troy & Elizabeth Wilson Sr.


Clinton Wing '08 completed Armor Training at Ft Knox this summer as part of Cadet Field Training. He has also made the Dean’s List and is majoring in Chinese and Russian. Clinton is the son of Steve & Becky Wing.


Michelle Alderson '09 is a member of the Orienteering club and plans to major in Chinese. Michelle is the daughter of Michael & Nancy Alderson.


Mitchell Stock '09 made it through Beast and is part of Army Wrestling Team. Mitchell is the son of James & Sally Stock.