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Class of 1971


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Class of 1971 - Key Data

  • Appointed:1037 on Monday, June 26, 1967
  • Graduated:692 on Wednesday, June 09, 1971
  • Commissions:
  • USAF-678
  • US Navy-1
  • US Marine Corps-1
  • Posthumous-1
  • Foreign-6
  • Not commissioned-5
  • Graduation Speaker:
  • Spiro T. Agnew, Vice-President of the United States
  • Presented Commissions:
  • Gen John D. Ryan, Chief of Staff, USAF
  • Presented Diplomas:
  • Gen John D. Ryan, Chief of Staff, USAF
  • Cadet Wing Commanders:
  • Lloyd F. Leroy (Fall), Virgil D. Staponski (Spring)
  • Scholarships:
  • All-Americans (sports):
  • Ernie Jennings (Football); Ray Niemiec (Lacrosse); Dan Ulmer (3rd team Lacrosse); Robin Jenkins (3 time 1st team Pistol); John Goodale (2nd team Pistol); John Sabala (Alpine Skiing); Brian Rye (1st team Swimming); Gene Kraay (2nd team Soccer)
  • Class Officers:
  • President, Frank Morgan; Vice-President, Richard Nash; Secretary, Gene Kraay; Treasurer, Jon Torblaa; Scribe, Paul D. Knott
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Class Motto: UT XIII Fatum Faceremus (We Make 13 Lucky)