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Class of 1968


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Class of 1968 - Key Data

  • Appointed:1016 on Monday, June 29, 1964
  • Graduated:613 on Wednesday, June 05, 1968
  • Commissions:
  • USAF- 606
  • US Marine Corps-1
  • Foreign-1
  • Not commissioned-5
  • Graduation Speaker:
  • Was supposed to be Vice President Hubert Humphrey, but following Senator Robert Kennedy's death early on the morning of 5 June 1968, the Vice President cancelled and was replaced by Secretary of the Air Force Harold K. Brown.
  • Presented Commissions:
  • Gen John P. McConnell, Chief of Staff US Air Force
  • Presented Diplomas:
  • General John P. McConnell, Brig Gen Robert F. McDermott
  • Cadet Wing Commanders:
  • Ralph E. "Ed" Eberhart (Fall 1967) and Carl L. McPherson (Spring 1968)
  • Scholarships:
  • Fulbright Scholar: Robert S. Staley II
  • All-Americans (sports):
  • Richard P. Ellis, (Pistol); Richard N. Starkey (Football); Terence J. Gruters (Cross Country); David P. Helgevold (Pistol); William H. Hoge (Pistol); Kenneth M. Stewart (Pistol); Donald A. Henderson (Wrestling); Donald F. Motz (Fencing); John F. Swanson (Fencing); Russell E. Voris, (Lacrosse); Academic All-Americans:Carl A. Janssen, Jr. (Football); Kenneth P. Zagzebski (Football)
  • Class Officers:
  • President: Philip J. Pignataro; Vice President: Ralph E. "Ed" Eberhart; Secretary: Duncan B. "Blair" Stewart; Treasurer: Terence J. Gruters; Historian Duane F. Mrosla; Scribe: Tim Davidson
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Class Motto: "Audacio Alisque", meaning "With Wings And Courage"