Archive for November 28, 2006

Tom Deierlein on Fox NY News

Tom Deierlein (C1) ’89 is still recovering from a serious hip injury sustained by a sniper round in Iraq.  His spirits are high, though, during his recovery as this video on Fox NY news shows.  As always, Tom is making us proud.

Nate Lamar Wins Election

Nate Lamar (A3) ’89 won one of four district seats (three at-large seats are elected in Presidential years) on the Henry County Council (a county legislature in Indiana) with 62% of the vote and won all precincts in the district.  He says:

I didn’t realize this until yesterday when I finally crunched all the numbers (a little difficult for us HPA types!), but I’m thankful that I also "led the ticket," garnering the highest percentage of votes of any Republican candidate with major party opposition in my county.  The 89 year-old female dairy farmer incumbent finally decided to retire, so this resulted in the open seat for which I ran for a four year term in this rural district.

Congratulations, Nate! 

LTC Paul Finken (H1) KIA

With great sadness we report that LTC Paul Finken (H1) ’89 was killed by an IED in Baghdad, Iraq o/a November 3rd, 2006.  Please keep his wife, Jackie, and their three children in your thoughts and prayers. 

Earlier this year, Paul was interviewed on NBC in Iraq.  The video can be viewed online.  Mark Janosy (A2) ’89 has relayed information that a memorial trust fund has been set up in Paul’s name.  Read the Ft. Campbell press release

Read more about Paul at a web site that his family set up in his honor, and don’t forget to post a eulogy to Paul.

Well done.  Be thou at peace.