Class of 1975



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Attention in the Area!
     Attention in the Area!


A. Gone But Not Forgotten
1)   Our classmate    Thomas W. Kemp    passed away 28 April 2024.

A) A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on May 31, 2024, at Haven of Rest Memorial Park, 8503 State Route 16 NW, Gig Harbor, Washington. A Celebration of Life will be held following the memorial service from 4 - 8 pm at the Gig Harbor Vintage Aero Museum at the Tacoma Narrows Airport, 1108 26th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor, Washington.

B) Tom's family has suggested memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers in Tom's memory to the: Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center and designated to pancreatic cancer.

C) Condolences may be left online with Tom's obituary or sent to his family in care of his wife, Carmelita: Mrs. Carmelita Kemp, 3027 Horsehead Bay Dr. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335.








2)   Our classmate   Tom (Pete) Peterson  passed away 20 April 2024.

A) A celebration of life service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2024, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

B) Pete's obituary is available: HERE

C) A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024, at the Mankato Regional Airport Hangar, 3030 Airport Road North, Mankato, MN. Lunch will be served immediately following the service.

D) Condolences may be left online with Pete's obituary.
3)   Our classmate   Mark B. "Buck" Rogers  passed away 14 October 2023 in Boerne, Texas.

A) A memorial service will be held on Oct. 21, 2023, at 2 p.m. at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch, 1092 Clubs Dr., Boerne, Texas.

B) Buck's obituary is HERE or at "https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/mark-rogers-obituary?id=53367740"

C) Buck's family has suggested memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Association of Graduates and Academy Foundation or to the Cibolo Center for Conservation.

D) Condolences may be left online at his obituary or sent to his family in care of his wife, Suzanne: Mrs. Suzanne Rogers, 105 Agarita Cir., Boerne, TX 78006.

4)   Our classmate   Rodolfo Saavedra  passed away 29 Sep 2023 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

A) Rudolfo's obituary is at "http://www.abbate.com.uy/obituarios/rodolfo-saavedra-ferrere-16001".

B)Condolences may be left online with his obituary or sent to his family in care of his brother, Alberto: Mr. Alberto Saavedra, 14155 Magnolia Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91423<

5)   Our classmate   Theodore G Stallone  passed away 5 August 2023.

A) The family had a funeral service that began at 1300 hours, 13 Oct 23, at the Memorial Pavilion followed by inurnment at the USAFA Cemetery.

B) Condolences may be sent to his family in care of his stepson, Tyler: Mr. Tyler Struwe, 1708 E. Solano Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85016

6)   Our GBNF



B.     Air Gardens Dedication   
The Air Garden project is complete! The dedication ceremony was held 0800 on Saturday 23 October. Members of the class were present, including Larry Fariss (who spoke).
HERE it is!


(You can see a full size image HERE)

And a Plaque!
You can watch the ceremony HERE
More remodeled Air Gardens photos HERE
The Air Gardens history is HERE
Any additional photos for posting to the class websites are most appreciated!! Please send to Marty at mstytz@att.net and/or Bill Estelle at williamestelle@mac.com. Thanks!!


C.   Donors to class gifts...     
1)       The guys who donated to the Air Gardens and Contrails class gift fund are listed HERE
2)       Every grad is now entitled to a free membership in the AOG. Read all about it (and sign up) HERE

D. AOG Class Advisory Senate News
1)  From Bruce (our rep):
a)   The latest CAS meeting minutes are posted: HERE.
b)   Please let Bruce know via E-mail ( brmitchell75@gmail.com ) if you have suggestions, questions, or comments for the AOG.
2)   USAFA & AOG news official links are HERE (thanks to Bruce Mitchell)


E.     Miscellaneous    
1)   Mark Wells has retired (USAFA History Department Permanent Professor and Head), making him our official Last Man Standing for the class. Congratulations Mark!! Mark also received the optionally mandatory promotion to BG upon retirement for USAFA Dept. Chairs, bringing our class GO total up to 29.
2)         Forged in Blue (Ring Ingot Program)        
Forged in Blue information here (https://usafawebguy.com/Blog/Entry/2284)
3)   Congratulations to Len Salvemini for being in the USAFA Athletics Hall of Fame !!
4)   Jerry Wallace has revealed himself as the famous 1974 "Mitchell Hall Streaker" !!, ending uncountable years of speculation.
5)   The last living Doolittle Raider,   Richard Cole ,  passed away 9 April, 2019.
There is an online condolence card for the Cole family available   HERE   (https://www.supportamericanveteranscenter.com/cole/)
More about Richard Cole   HERE   (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKgBLJy7FwA)   and   HERE   (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp2sTPQ-WQ8)
6)   An electronic copy of our class' yearbook is available online HERE.
7)   A high-resolution video made of the Moon by composition photos taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft since 2011 is HERE.
8)   Updates from our class president (aka el presidente mas magnifico, le plus grand president, maximus praeses), Jim Julius Augustus Carlson, are HERE All Hail!


F. Have news for the class? Send news to Foster Bitton at 75ScribeAlive@gmail.com

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