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Class of 1970


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Class of 1970 - Key Data

  • Appointed:1035 on Monday, June 27, 1966
  • Graduated:745 on Wednesday, June 3, 1970
  • Commissions:
  • USAF-734
  • US Army-1
  • US Marine Corps-1
  • Posthumous-1
  • Foreign-1
  • Not commissioned-7
  • Graduation Speaker:
  • Melvin R. Laird, Secretary of Defense
  • Presented Commissions:
  • Melvin R. Laird, Secretary of Defense
  • Presented Diplomas:
  • Melvin R. Laird, Secretary of Defense
  • Cadet Wing Commanders:
  • John B. Gannon (Fall); Charles R. Reed (Spring)
  • Scholarships:
  • Rhodes Scholars: George R. Keys, Jr., Alfred M. Wurglitz, and Scott S.Barker; Woodrow Wilson Fellowship: Chuck Reed; Wolfe: Upson, Carl M.; East-West: Bradford, Victor P., Norton, Douglas R., Stephens, Dwain E.; Hertz: Bisbee, Charles R., III; Olmsted: Glass, Steven T., Jones, Rex W., Sorenson, Marius G.; NSF: McKenna, Gregory B., Quirk, Jeffrey A.
  • All-Americans (sports):
  • Dick Smithwick (Baseball); Michael Ryan (Cross Country, 3 time); Rick Taylor (Lacrosse); John Cusick (Pistol, 2 time); James Schwartz (Skiing, 2 time); Warren Flaherty (Swimming); Bob Nieman (Swimming, 3 time)
  • Class Officers:
  • President- Carl M. Upson; Scribe- Dick Rauschkolb
Heraldry:

Class Motto: "Ense Petit Placidam" meaning "By Thy Sword We Seek Peace"