Capt. Robert T. Frank
4201 Via Marina Way, Apt 163
Marina Del Ray, Calif. 90291
Since the mail bag is empty, I considered including a few pages on a fascinating subject-the development of the German economy in the 19th Century; but I lost my notes. So this short column will have to suffice.
Jim Berry came to my attention, thanks to a hometown news release. He is now at Ft. Meade and was recently awarded the CM for doing a good job with the 35th Arty Bde. From the same reliable source: Dick Tragemann received his fourth award of the BSM, for work with the 11th Armd Cav Regt. I guess Dick is still in the Nam. The Class joins me in congratulating Buddy Bucha. Bud was picked by the Chamber of Commerce Jaycees as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men for 1970.
The hottest item is that Ron Floto seems to be the first man in the class to receive stars! Harvard Business School, and not DA, gave them to him for academic excellence; Ron is in his second year there. Steve Morrissey is also at Harvard and writes that the Class is represented by Alex Alexander, Bruce Gailey, Tom Barron, Dave de Moulpied, Steve Ellenbogen, Ed Klink, Pete Linn. Jim Talbot and Rick Sullivan.
George Seaworth has put in a claim for a Class record. He claims to have the longest extant POV, even though his graduation auto is only running on three cylinders.
I finally found Dick Smoak after he disappeared from conversation in June 1965. Dick is at the U. of Fla. for law school. He says the weather is very distracting.
Army Times listed Jerry Madden under separations.
Starting this June, there should be an Hegira by members of the Class mission-to join the WP S&F. Bruce and Sue Clarice are leaving L.A. for the hot summers and cold winters on the Hudson. Bruce saw Duncan Mac Vicar during the Christmas holidays. Dunc is at Livermore Lab at Berkley. Chuck Moseley was still there. Bruce also saw Toby, Mureil and Holly Jane (2) Halvorson at Boulder, Colo. Toby is getting an M.B.A. before returning to the Tac Dept. Toby said Mike Lapolla returned to uniform after a nine-month break in service.
I heard from Bob Doughty that Mike Abbott is at Ft. Lewis. And that's all I heard this time.