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November 17, 2020 -
1972-2020 LITC &
(LITC - Link in the Chain)
28, 2020 -
One of Life's
Puzzles & "A New View of Me"
May 2020, Marty & Helen Eger sent an email to the class with
a poem that Helen wrote “A New View of Me – One Perspective
Their story and her poem touches us
all, recognizes our sorrow and gives us hope.
27, 2020 - Added
date of death for Jim Kehoe and Bob Schmoeger to their
Memorial page. (submitted by Mike
November 19, 2019 -
Crossed the Bar -
Memorial to Gary Frago
March 23, 2019 - 2022
4C Formal Dinner & Dance - Submitted by
Greg Johnson & additional photos submited by Tiger
March 15, 2019 -
4th Class 1972 Summer Program - Submitted by
Ben Stoppe and scanned by Tiger
March 8, 2019 -
Running Light 1972 - "Running Light"
Ben Stoppe and scanned by Tiger - Interesting read to compare USCGA in 1972 and
now in 2019.
the 1972 Running Light -
Swab Rules & Swab Don'ts - submitted by Dick
18, 20018 - 2022 Class Crest with 1972 LITC - Way cool!
Click on image for a larger view
November 11, 2018 -
National Coast Guard Museum
The CG is planning to build and open a National Coast Guard
Museum in New London on the Thames River. With the property
already purchased and the design 75% complete, construction
is scheduled to begin in the fall 2019 and open in mid-2022
or early 2023.
Read more about the
vision, design, build plans and the fund-raising efforts for
Donations to the Museum:
There are different ways you can donate to the National
Coast Guard Museum.. Check out the museum's web site for
details at https://www.coastguardmuseum.org/
One way is to become a Plankowner by simply setting up a
monthly payment of $5 or more to continue until opening of
the museum and you will be a plankowner. See their web site
November 11, 2018 -
Tiger updated his SWABO in the
August 8, 2018 -
Animated class ring in header
- submitted courtesy of Tiger
July 25, 2018 - Updated
Sworn-In and Graduated
July 2, 2018 - Script for
CAPT Greg Johnson's
CGA 72 Link In The Chain for 2022 To The Parents of the 2022 SWABs at Swearing In Day, Day 1
Admiral Rendon, Admiral Allen, Academy
staff, distinguished guests, and a special welcome to the parents of
the soon-to-be cadets of the CGA Class of 2022
June 24, 1968, 50 years
ago, 425 young men entered Chase Hall as the Class of 1972
and began their CGA journey. Four years later 171 of
us graduated as Ensigns and we began upholding the great
Coast Guard traditions of humanitarian service to our
country. As the 50 year class for 2022, our two
classes forever will be special links in the chain of the
Long Blue Line of CGA graduates.
Astoria, OR - April 21-24, 2017
3/01/17 - Class of
72 reunion committee
Chuck & Robbie McCarthy - Primary Point of Contact
Jim & Janice Norton
Tom & Elaine
2/17/17 - 45th
Reunion at CGA (Oct 19-22, 2017) - Events information -
Except from Coordinator manual
In our reunion meeting with the alumni association a few
weeks ago, we were provided with a very detailed
coordinator’s manual – the vast majority of which deals with
how your committee interacts with the alumni association. We
just received the electronic version and have included those
pages pertaining to our class as far as alumni association
events, transportation, parking, and a FAQ section. This
should answer most of your questions. THE SAMPLE RESERVATON
FORM AND SCHEDULE ARE JUST THAT – SAMPLES, so please don’t
use the reservation form. When they are finalized I’m sure
they will be in the Bulletin and we will get them to send
out to the class.
2/16/17 - 45th
reunion this year!
Tom Meisenzahl worked
with the Mystic Hilton to set up the following site for our
It provides the information you
need to book a room.
2/16/17 - 45th Reunion
From: Charles McCarthy
To: CGA72 Class72
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Subject: [Objee72] - 45th reunion this year!
Hard to believe this will be our 45th reunion this year.
The committee will be sending out more information
as we firm up everything; however, here are a few
Dates: October 19 - 22, 2017
- Registration for academy events will open June 1st and
close October 2nd
- Thursday - Athletic Hall
of Fame and Alumni Association Awards Dinner
- Friday - Bear Open Golf Tournament. Lunch with cadets.
Class of 72 sponsored cocktail party
Saturday - Run to Remember. Class of 72 sponsored tailgate
party Rolland Hall overlooking the picturesque Thames River.
Football game vs. MIT
- Saturday evening -
Class of 72 sponsored dinner-dance
- 6th Annual Women's Leadership Initiative Brunch
HQ will be the Mystic Hilton again this year.
the nice things available this year is dedicated
transportation for those of us who require it. A golf cart
and driver will be assigned to those who need it to ensure
their safe transition from site to site. This is in addition
to the the carts that will be running around everywhere.
As soon as we can get the information in electronic form
we'll get it out to you.
Hope to see you then.
Class of 72 reunion committee
Sept 25, 2016 -
Dick Sellers, CEO, Pine Drive Telephone Co - Celebrates 60th
(Jim Meyer shared this
article with the class.)
Sellers is CEO of his Colorado family telephone business
founded in 1956 and recently celebrated their 60th
anniversary. The Pueblo Chieftain newspaper published
article about his business, their anniversary and a
photo of Dick.
2011, Dick offered to host our class web site (note the URL
address for our web site) and has been hosting it for almost
5 years now. He also hosted our class email DL for
awhile before we transferred to a different server in 2014
to resolve some email issues for our class DL.
Congatulations Dick and Pine Drive Telephone Co employees on
your success and thank you for your great support of the
Class of 72.
2016 - Paul Duddy - Alumni Association Distinguished
(Terry Newell sent this notice to the class)
The Alumni Association recently announced this year's
Distinguished Alumni awardees, and congratulations are in
order to Paul Duddy for being selected as a Distinguished
As many of us know, since his retirement 10+ years ago, Paul
has been very active in supporting CGA in various ways as an
unpaid volunteer. He is well known and beloved by the Cadet
Corps and Administration, especially for documenting the
various aspects of Cadet life with his creative and
Paul will be
honored at the annual Hall of Fame Dinner which will be held
in the Otto Graham Athletic Hall of Excellence in Billard
Hall on 29 September.
Well done Paul!
'71 likes to claim him, but he's also part '72! Go Bears
6, 2016 - Champion Golfers
(email from Frank Kishman)
Congratulations are in order for the
"72 contingent of Jan Terveen, Penn Shade and Craig
Coy for WINNING 1st place at this year's Otto Graham
Many of us had intentions of
going, but you three (obviously the right bunch) made the
commitment and prevailed. There are some chances over the
next year or so where we might put together a strong
contingent from the class. Class of '65 had 17 members
(plus 8 spouses) play in this year's CG-wide tournament in
Myrtle Beach. 7th District has a three day event at the end
of May. And next year's Otto tournament is September 20 at
Fisher's Island. Also a West Coast Otto in Napa Valley, CA
It looked like the Fisher Island event
would tie in nicely with Homecoming, but 2017 Homecoming is
very late, October 19-22.
It's always great to get together as often
as possible, although hopefully we can limit the number of
funerals. Is it just me or does our class seem to have a
inordinately high mortality rate.
Hope to see you all next October for our
July 1, 2016 - Steve Poole -
program & photos of Steve's
Burial-At-Sea Ceremony (June 29, 2017) and
photo of '72 classmates at Steve's Rock & Roll" Wake
(June 18, 2016)
12, 2016 - Chris Waring -
Added SWABO &
photos to the Directory
27, 2016 - Steve Poole -
15, 2016 - Danny Benefield -
Dec 17, 2015 - Harry E Bohm -
2015 - Charlie Williams -
Added funeral pictures
Charlie Williams - Crossed the Bar
Craig Coy (CEO), Command Security Corp
Lands a $250 M postal service security contract.
Email from Mike Crye (12/1/15) - Just wanted to
mention a classmate who has distinguished himself in a
number of ways including the white house fellows program
Mass Port and other CEO level jobs, and his company which he
is CEO of just
landed a $250MM postal service security
Article Copy of
wouda thunk it?
16, 015 -
SWABO - Added Chuck Farmsorth swabo response to
26, 2015 -
Tony Zimmer - Crossed the Bar
May 10, 2015 - Added Funeral Service
April 14, 2015 -
Jim Richardson - Crossed the Bar
March 2015 - SWABO - A swabo has been issued by Jim Cooper.
Check our Directory
to see the SWABO from Jim and what is happening with our class.
Send add'l SWABO's, updates, photos and suggestions to let your class
know what is happening with you and your family.
Check back occasionally for new items.
Sept 2012 - Class
of 72 Reunion - 40th
Dec 2, 2015 -
Craig Coy (CEO) - Command Security Corp.
Lands a 250 M postal service security contract.
Email from Mike Crye 12/1/15) - Just wanted to
mention a classmate who has distinguished himself in
a number of ways including the white house fellows
program Mass Port and other CEO level jobs, and his
company which he is CEO of just
landed a $250MM postal
service security contract.
See Article below or online
Congrats Craig! Who wouda thunk it?
Security Stock Soars to 5-month High After U. S. Postal Service
Contract Is Reaffirmed
The company’s stock price is up almost 24%
after announcing in a SEC filing it received confirmation it won a
U. S. Postal Service contract worth $250 million over 10 years.
Photo Credit: Command Security Corp.
| Command Security Corp. said
it has been notified by the U. S. Postal Service of its
decision to confirm the award of a contract valued at $250
million over a 10-year period. The company provides
uniformed security officers, aviation security services and
support security services to commercial, financial,
industrial, aviation and governmental customers throughout
HERNDON, Va. — Command Security Corp. (NYSE MKT: MOC) jumped to
the highest in five months after the security services company said
it had been notified by the U. S. Postal Service (USPS) of its
decision to confirm the award of a contract valued at $250 million
over a 10-year period.
Shares surged to $2.83 on Monday, the
highest intraday price since June 18, before trimming gains to trade
at $2.38, up 15%, at 11:52 a.m. Thursday in New York.
The USPS and Command Security, based here, will begin to develop
the transition process for the company to formally assume the
responsibilities under the USPS contract, Command Security said in a
“We have waited a long time for this affirmation and hope there
will be no further delays or roadblocks imposed to disrupt this
important work,” CEO Craig Coy said in the
Command Security initially received
notification on December 31, 2014, of the USPS contract award, which
provides for security services at 50 USPS locations in 18 states,
Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. It is valued at $20
The contract also covers the operation of the
two USPS National Law Enforcement Communication Centers (NLECC) at
Dulles International Airport, Virginia and in Ft. Worth, Texas,
valued at $5 million per year.
The award includes a four-year base contract
and three two-year options.
On January 29, Command Security said the USPS
had issued a stay of the transition of the USPS contract awarded to
the company pending the resolution of a dispute over the award of
On January 27, the company was notified by the USPS that ABM
Security Services had lodged a protest with the USPS seeking to
overturn the contract that was awarded to the company.
In a decision dated June 15, the USPS Supplier Disagreement
Resolution Officer found that the USPS contract awarded to the
company represented the best value for the USPS.
The Supplier Disagreement Resolution Officer denied the
disagreement filed by ABM, and lifted the stay on the performance of
the USPS contract with the company.
Command Security and its Aviation Safeguards subsidiary provides
uniformed security officers, aviation security services and support
security services to commercial, financial, industrial, aviation and
governmental customers throughout the U.S.
Sept 10, 2015 - Email List Information - from
has been real quiet so now might be a good time to pass on a little
information on our mail list.
Note: This is a private email DL for members only. If you're
a member of the class of '72, a relative or a friend and you want to
be added to this DL, please send an email to the DL for review and
approval. All junk email will not be accepted and will be
As best as I can tell
(looking from the sending side) the delivery problems have been
corrected, Verizon and SBC being the last hold outs. Any receipt
problems I now assume to be spam settings and filters at the
receiving end. I have a gmail I watch and haven't had any spam
messages from the list in a while so am hopeful they've got us off
The list postings have been
slow, but I haven't seen to many bounces. If a bounce does occur,
every email server on the list rejects the message and the cause is
always for strange characters embedded in the text normally around
an apostrophe and a "non-breaking" space. It appears to be caused by
an HTML editor and sometimes in Outlook. The fix is to send messages
using only "plain text" settings in your client.
The way to detect if a bounces has occurred
is to monitor your inbox after making a post, if you don't get your
message back in a short time, it likely bounced and you will need to
resend in a plain text format.
I've turned on a monthly auto-generated message concerning mail-list
membership as a "ping" to the list. There is no action required on
this message and we need to use it just as an affirmation that we
are receiving messages from the list. So, if you don't get a
message like this every month contact me or Mark and we'll
investigate (please check your spam setting as well!)
Anyway, Go Bears!
2/27/12, from Chuck McCarthy
Homecoming 2012 is
approaching, September 28th and 29th.
committee is hard at work organizing yet another memorable event.
There are alumni sponsored events (see
for FAQ and other homecoming news) and class events.
The Mystic Hilton (across the street from the Mystic Aquarium) will
be our headquarters. Our Friday night coctail party and Saturday
dinner/dance will be held there. Rooms will be available at special
rates. (More to follow on the Hilton.) The tailgate party will be at
the new alumni center just North of Cadet Memorial Field (aka Jones
If you haven't been to a runion in awhile (or
even not at all), consider joining us for these fun events. It is a
great chance to reconnect with those you might have lost touch over
the years and see how much the academy has changed since we were
So, save the 28th and the 29th of September,
2012. More information will be forthcoming as we firm up all
the plans and prices.
For the reunion committee,
6/20/12 - Marv published his new web site for Marine
(Link also included for Marv on the Email Directory)
3/10/12 - Ben Stoppe awarded the "Coast
Guard Meritorious Public Service Award" in Nov 2011
2/29/12, from Chuck McCarthy
Wall of Gallantry - Bill Turek
of Heroes in the Spring of 2012
On Friday, April
20th, Bill Turek is being inducted to the Wall of Gallantry at the
Academy. Bill's daughter, Laura, will be in attendance with her
husband, Mike, and newborn son, Liam. The ceremony is at 4:05 p.m.
on the parade ground. Laura would like to meet her dad's classmates
who will be there.
There are a number of us that
will be attending the ceremony. Robbie (the brains and beauty in our
marriage) spoke to Laura about the possibility of those in
attendance going out for dinner afterwards and she thought that was
a good idea. The baby will only be 3 months old at that time so she
is not sure how he might make out during the day and would like to
play dinner by ear.
If you plan to attend and would
like to go to dinner after, could you please let me know so we can
get a head count?
9/14/11 - Larry Brudnicki sent the class this note:
Bill Turek will be inducted into the
Hall of Heroes in the Spring of 2012
Gary Swan Memorial