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CGA Class of 1972

"Non pro uno, sed pro omnibus"

Not for one, but for all.

Updated 08/09/22 12:16:34 PM 

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    Welcome all classmates, family members and friends of Class of 72.

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Classmates who Crossed the Bar
Never to be forgotten
- 07/11/22Memorial for Scott Merrill & Donations

 All Things 50th Reunion
Thursday October 13 Ė Sunday October 16, 2022
Reunion Plans
Committee:  Chuck & Robbie McCarthy (Primary Point of Contact)
Tom &  Elaine Meisenzahl  -  Jim & Janice Norton
Bill & Ella Armstrong  -  Terry Newell
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     All Things 50th
    - 08/09/2022 - All Things 50th Blog-vs080922
          One Stop Shop for Reunion News and Plans
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Blog includes:
- Reunion Roster
 - Schedule of Events & Costs
     - Clothing Order Form - Deadline to order 07/20/2022
     - Medallion Ceremony Protocol
     - Dress Code
     - POC Family Members

07/14/2022 - Just the facts, man
Classmates, hopefully this will address several concerns
     I'm seeing in recent emails. Chuck  [ Refer to Blog below for details]
   2022 Reunion Digital Yearbook & Directory Updates
      06/24/2022 - Submit Your Updates for the Directory
      Updates in the Directory are highted in YELLOW
  - 07/10/2022 - Memorial & Fallen Soldiers Table - "Crossed the Bar" 
   Parking, Map
- 06/24/2022 - Our class will have VIP academy parking; however, we will also be running shuttle buses to/from the Mystic Hilton hotel throughout the weekend.

- 03/16/2022 - Handicap Attendees - Handicap parking and/or a private chauffeur driven golf cart to get around to the various activities may be available.  If you feel you may need assistance, please contact the Reunion Committee,, as soon as you know ahead of time so the Alumni Association can provide one.

  - 04/04/2022 - Academy Map (jpg) - Open pdf version to print
         Click on map for larger image     Map of CGA for the families and friends we are inviting to carry, put in their phone photo directory for easy referral and for our classmates that are escorting them around (so they donít get lost). - Submitted by Tiger
   - Update 06/03/2022 - Composite List of 72 Classmates
                          Flashback   (files may be large; be patient to open)
  - 03/20/2022 - 2002 Reunion - submitted by Charlie McCarthy
        [ If you have any Flashback pics, you can submit them.]
                          Additional Events
  - 03/08/2022 - April 12th - 2022 Dining-in
  - 03/08/2022 - April 19th - 2022 1c Social
  - 03/08/2022 - May 18th - 2022 Graduation Tickets
  - 03/08/2022 - A Mentoring Program

01/23/2022 - 50th Reunion - Class Legacy - Updated - Add your legacy
        Classmate Legacy - Create a legacy document for yourself for posting on our Legacy page on this web site.
     Read more about this idea and guidelines.



07/22/2021 - Traditions New & Old - New colum in the Alumni Bulletin
                      - Article by Paul Duddy & photo of Greg Johnson with a LITC cadet at the
                         Class of 2022 ring dipping ceremony
05/25/2021 - NEW Legacy web page
Legacy link also added to menu at top of page
Create a legacy document for yourself for posting on our Legacy page (not yet created) on this web site.
     Read more about this idea and guidelines.

04/30/2021 - NEW web site address: 

     New email DLs - Members of Class, LITC, Private & Plus DLs can send to:
        Class DL -
        LITC members DL - 
        50th Reunion Committee DL -

     Private DLs - Only members of each DL can send to:
        Private DL (private for classmates on private DL) -
        Plus (private for Wives & friends of CGA72) -
======= 1972 CGA Crew ===========================
1997 25th Dad Vail Reunion 
2022 50th Dad Vail Reunion - A Race to Remember
(Alumni Bulletin - Jun/July 2022)

A brief history of our class
from 1968 to 2015
see Classmate's SWABO replies

 USCG Academy Campus
June 1968

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348 classmates inducted
into the Class of 72:
Approx 343 reporting
plus 12 Reverters
 from the Class of 1971

Formed into platoons
Shock & awe hits
Haircuts (no style choice)
Clock Orderlies
Regiment, battalion & company orgs
Marching to class
Academic Studies
Professors & Instructors
(some with strange habits & tics)
Drill Teams
Uniform & room inspections
Marching in the Quadrangle to
work off demerits
Roland Hall Wreck Deck safety
Saturday specials
(avoid by going to the Wreck deck)
North Gate orderly
Report arounds
Bypassing certian companies
due to known hard asses
Square meals braced up
Trivia questions
Escape & Rebellion

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[ Eagle Note: "1976 brought significant changes to the Eagle. The Coast Guard added their "racing stripe" and the words 'Coast Guard' to her otherwise unadorned white hull. In addition, the Eagle figurehead on the bowsprit of the ship was replaced." Ref ]

Summer cruises as swabs (1968)
& 2nd class (1970)
Approx 170 left at various times
for reasons

Approx 178 graduated
Studies continued
Collegiate & intramural sports
100th Day
3rd class cadets
Not swabs anymore
1969 Class of 73 swabs arrive
Then 2nd class cadets
Finally 1st class cadets
Classmates who "Crossed the Bar"
Football, basketball, soccer,
baseball games
Gymnastic, sailing, rowing crew,
golfing, shooting competitions...
and, at last...

Graduation Day
June 7, 1972
Off to new assignments
Grad School
Flight school
Ship, flight, shore & astronaut assignments

Jumping ahead

Classmates who "Crossed the Bar"
CG Retirement
New careers
Children & Grand Children

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40th Reunion at CGA
Sept 27-30, Oct 2012


see Classmate's SWABO replies
Many reached 65 before, on or after
Some celebrating 43 years of marriage
Some celebrating new marriages
Some celebrating not being married
Social Security
Retirement from new careers
Starting new careers
Some still sailing the seas
Some still working in jobs they enjoy
Enjoying children & grand children
Dealing with illnesses
Death of family members
Volunteer work
Free Time
New Adventures

OMG !!!
Where has the time gone?
Take time to live &
enjoy fulfilling your bucket list.



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