Tallapoosa Hall

1970's - L.W.M.A.
Consolidated Alumni News

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This page is maintained by: Brian V. Brunner ('64)


- 1970 -

1970 - TAPS
Raleigh C. Cason, Jr., Class of 1970.
Joe Stephen Dorsey, Class of 1970.
Randy Irl Rainwater, Class of 1970, died 10/11/1994.
Byron M. Tatum, Class of 1970.
Tracy E. Walker, Jr., Class of 1970.


Date: 12/31/01

Name: Richard "Rick" Burnett '70
Comments: What prompted me to do a search for LWMA tonight on the internet is a spiritual mystery. I was thrilled to see it is still there and not overgrown with weeds which I half expected. I was saddened to see Randy Rainwater's passing. He and his girlfriend were the homecoming king and queen in 69/70. Great looking couple. I see my old nemesis (he was my First Sgt.) BJ Bean is alive and well. As I recall, Tim Parker was Battalion Commander my last year at LWMA. I would enjoy reestablishing contact with Paul Tate and John Strunk whom I last spoke with in the 1980's. I attended LWMA from 1968 - 1970. Held a record for punishment tours at the flagpole! Thank you Lt Col Brown.
Monday, December 31st 2001 - 09:26:54 PM


Date: 5/4/02

Name: James D. Chambliss (tootie) '70
Comments: I went to Military Day at LWMA and I was very impressed with how the school has grown. I saw some people I had not seen in 30 years. I told Ray (Dog) Blackburn as the boys marched on to the field that things had changed, but they have not changed at all. The same gray coats the same white pants the same feeling of pride as we felt when the command of "Pass in Review" was given. 30 years ago I was glad to leave 30 years later I am glad to return. I have been to a lot of places and have seen a lot of things, but Lyman Ward Military Academy is were I learned to be a man.
Saturday, May 4th 2002 - 07:28:27 PM


Date: 5/10/2000

Name: Ralph G. Heath '70
Comments: I would like to see everybody sign the book. You may not care where we are but we may care where you are. So poke your head up and let us know where you are, what you're doing, and how you're doing. I'm doing fine, I own "METALWERK" a machine shop in Dawson, Georgia, and I'm on the other end of your computer at (heathj@surfsouth.com)
Wednesday, May 10th 2000 - 09:28:33 PM


Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Floyd Warren, class of 1970,
recently contacted us about the Silver Rifles Drill Team, which he was a member of when a student here. He now lives in Vincent, AL.


Date: 12/2002

N. Jeff West '70
1967-1970
20269 Astoria Av.
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Date: Feb 2000
Sentinel Alumni News

Jeff West, class of 1970,
is General Manager of Crown Lincoln Mercury - Toyota in Sioux City, IA. He says he is looking forward to the 2000 reunion in May.


- 1971 -

1971 - TAPS
Richard D. "R.D." Capps, Class of 1971, died 6/28/2002.
Albert B. Causey, Class of 1971.
Thomas McEniry, Class of 1971, died in July 1997.
William H. Pate, Class of 1971.


Date: Sept 2000
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Bradley J. Bean, class of 1971,
has recently been elected to the LWMA Board of Trustees. Brad is a Vice President of Retail Operations for Vanity Fair Factory Outlets. We are proud to have him join Von McQueen '66 and Wesley P. Smith '47 as alumni on the Board of Trustees.


Date: 4/10/2002

Name: Derold McClammy '71
Comments: Regrettably, only at LWMA for one year (70-71). Biggest mistake of my life, not staying. Go "Rangers!"
Wednesday, April 10th 2002 - 05:09:36 PM


Date: 8/19/2001

Name: Tom Neill '71
Comments: I was perusing the ads in the back of a magazine looking to see if LWMA continued to advertise and look what I found...a web site. Did not see anyone from the class of '71 in the guest book but did recognize a few staff members, mainly Paul Tate. Great instructor and friend while attending. Doubt if he remembers all the students that have ruined his classes over the past 30 years but I am just glad to know he is still up and kicking.
Sunday, August 19th 2001 - 01:54:54 PM

Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Thomas Neill, class of 1971,
lives in Falkville, AL. He is interested in contacting former students and staff who were here when he was.


Date: 1/2003

David L. Skelton '71
1967-1971
4011 Dowling Drive
Martinez, GA 30907
After graduating from Lyman Ward, I joined the United States Air Force and spent 23 years retiring in 1994. I married a wonderful and beautiful lady from Switzerland and have been married for 27 years. We have no children. While in the Air Force, we lived 11 years in Germany. We enjoyed traveling and visiting with my wife's family, which live in France and Switzerland. I am currently attending college full time.


- 1972 -

1972 - TAPS
T. Lee Donaldson, Class of 1972, died 3/15/1993.
James Thomas Pennington, Class of 1972.
Gilbert Ray Smith, Class of 1972.


DATE: 12/2002
LWMA Sentinel News - December, 2002

James M. Locke '72
I never thought I could do it, but I did. Lyman Ward gave me confidence to go after what I wanted to do with my life and I am," stated James Locke '72. Mr. Locke earned his BS in economics from Auburn University in 1989 and later applied to Harvard Business School, where he graduated in 2001. Mr. Locke is President and CEO of Knova.Com in Montgomery, AL.

Date: June 2003
issue of the LWMA school paper - "The Sentinel."

James M. Locke '72 addresses "The Character Education Summit" at LWMA.


Date: 8/9/2000

Name: Gary (Rosie) Rosentrater '72
Comments: Class of 72. It is great to find the site and congrats to all of you that took part in getting it together. LWMA was the best four years of my youth. Even though I am still working off all of the d-merits that I got my senior year. Also, nice to see things are finally changing. Does anyone know if they ever washed my initials off of the cannon. Did anyone ever let Ratliff out of the laundry bag from the top of the flag pole? Thanks for the page and would like to hear from some of you fellers!!! GO RANGERS!
Still Rosie
Wednesday, August 9th 2000 - 08:20:02 PM


Date: May 2003
NEWS

Bill Roughton '72
was elected Vice President of LWMA Alumni Association.


May 2003 ALUMNI NEWSLETTER

J. FRANK SPEARS '72
is in Auburn, WA, where he operates his Soils Engineering business from his home.


Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

David Sullivan, class of 1972,
recently stopped by the new office for a visit. He lives in Birmingham, AL. It was good to see him. He also attended a home football game.

David Sullivan '72 also helped with the Alumni Recruiter program in 2003.


- 1973 -

1973 - TAPS
Mark E. Pickett, Class of 1973, died 9/10/1989.


Date: 9/2001
LWMA Sentinel News - September 2001

Mike Bearden, class of 1973, is plant manager of ENVRIO Safety, which makes non-toxic cleaners for ships. He is also a charter boat Captain and owns "Paradise Charters". He lives on Pine Island, which is west of Ft. Myers, FL.


Date: 4/5/2001

Name: Philip Bartlett '73
Thursday, April 5th 2001 - 09:44:56 AM


Date: 9/14/2000

Name: Fred Schliewenz '73
Comments: Attended 1973. D company, transferred to A company. Jackie Simmons was my company commander. Best Damn year of my life.
Thursday, September 14th 2000 - 08:46:02 PM


- 1974 -

DATE: 12/2002
LWMA Sentinel News - December, 2002

William Johnson '74
See "Robert Johnson '78"


- 1975 -

Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Walter von Bosau, class of 1975,
is film librarian for Boston University in Brighton, MA.


- 1976 -

Date: 3/2003

Frank A. Boatman '76
1974-1976
P. O. Box 764
Eupora, MS 39744-0764
Retired from the military after over 24 years service in 2001. Wife (Cassandra) and I own Sara's Flower Shop in Eupora, Mississippi. We have one child Olivia who is 13 years old. I do a lot of volunteer work, especially for the local high school band.


Date: 6/17/02

Name: JAMES PHILIP FOX '76
Comments: I AM GLAD TO SEE A WEBSITE FOR THE ACADEMY. I LOST CONTACT WITH MANY VALUED FRIENDS AFTER GRADUATION. MAYBE WE CAN REUNITE THROUGH THIS SITE. ANYONE FROM LWMA CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH THE EMAIL ADDRESS. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU AND I WILL ATTEMPT TO RETURN TO THE CAMPUS DURING THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR.
Monday, June 17th 2002 - 05:21:55 AM


Date: 9/10/2002

Name: Kenneth C. Kilgore '76
Comments: I am still here in NC.
Tuesday, September 10th 2002 - 06:32:00 PM


Date: 4/15/2003

Name: J. C. "Crack" Sizemore '76
Comments: PLease note new email address. Will see everyone on May 3, 2003.
Tuesday, April 15th 2003 - 04:48:52 PM
---> News Note: J.C. is on the Board of Directors of the LWMA Alumni Association.

Date: 9/2001
LWMA Sentinel News - September 2001

Charles "J.C." Sizemore, class of 1976 and former faculty member (1980's), is a general Contractor in Columbus, GA. He is primarily doing light commercial work at Ft. Benning. He has been very generous in doing construction work at LWMA. It is always gratifying for alumni to contribute to the school after they leave here. Charles is married and has three children.

Date: 6/30/2000
Name: J. C. Sizemore '76
Comments: Everything I have seen on the net regarding LWMA is great. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage all SII and LWMA Alumni to make plans to attend the Annual Alumni meeting and Social on May 5th, 2001. (Held the first Saturday in May each year.) Please set aside that weekend and attend all associated events.
Friday, June 30th 2000 - 11:24:36 AM


- 1977 -

Date: 9/2001
LWMA Sentinel News - September 2001

Jerry Keel, class of 1977, is a Lieutenant with the Montgomery Police Department. He is active with his church and other groups.


- 1978 -

1978 - TAPS
Gregory William Bell, Class of 1978.
James Claggett Lowe, Class of 1978.


Date: 12/16/2001

Name: Bill Cress '78
Comments: Just checking in. Great to read everyone's input. May make the 2002 reunion.
- BC
Sunday, December 16th 2001 - 04:35:42 PM


Date: 10/4/2001

Name: Richard Collum '78
Comments: Your left, Your left, Your left right left! Company---HALT! Drop down and give me a hundred Collum! O R E O, Ohhh Oh! Remember that one? I wasted many an hour marching the flagpole. Capt. Lish, Maj. Tate, Jelly Belly Kelly, Col. Mormon, Capt. Orem. The list and the memories go on and on. Remember me? The middle Color Guard. I'd like to hear from all of you who do remember me. Cadet Richard Collum 74-78.

Comments: Left, Left, You're Left, Right, Left. Sound Off, 1, 2, Once Again, 3, 4........I CAN"T HEARRRRR YOUUUUUU! OREO, OOOOH, OOOOH! Drop down and give me 100 Collum! Can you all remember? Major Tate, Colonel Morman, Captain Lish, Captain Orem, Jelly Belly Kelly, Sergeant Turner, etc. Lot's more memories. Stay in touch!

Date: 8/7/2001
Name: Richard Collum '78
Comments: Hello. Hello Hell Damn O! What a great way to get back to all of you. Remember me? How could you forget? E-mail me ASAP. Would love to hear from you. 1975-1978.
Tuesday, August 7th 2001 - 04:36:33 PM


Date 11/11/2000

Name: Wayne Holley '78
Comments: Very nice to see some of the old names from the past. Like Dee Orem and Paul Tate.
Saturday, November 11th 2000 - 05:52:04 AM


DATE: 12/2002
LWMA Sentinel News - December, 2002

Robert Johnson '78 & William Johnson '76

Oh, Brother Where Art Thou?

They say that blood is thicker than water. Perhaps the Johnson boys best demonstrate this to the letter. Robert Johnson graduated from Lyman Ward in 1978 after attending for four years. William Johnson attended Lyman Ward from 1974 to 1976.

Robert Johnson received his BS degree in biology from Auburn University in 1982. William Johnson received his BS degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University in 1982.

Robert Johnson earned his doctorate in Biochemistry from Cornell University in 1992. William Johnson earned his doctorate from the University of Maryland in Biochemistry in 1994.

Robert Johnson completed his Post-Doctoral work at Harvard/MIT in 1995. William Johnson completed his Post-Doctoral work at Vanderbilt University in 1997.

Robert and William Johnson live in Lafayette, New Jersey with their respective families. Robert and William are both employed with Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals. Robert is the Laboratory Director and Principal Scientist. William is a scientist and Director of Pathology.

Robert, on his Lyman Ward experience stated, "I learned the value of relationships at Lyman Ward. You cannot walk alone. Independence is a wonderful thing." William is quoted as saying, "I was not easy to handle. I learned how to choose battles carefully. The structure was at the right time in my life. At times I did not like it, but needed it."

They spoke to their closeness in their relationship as they discussed their lives and mutually agree on the important role Lyman Ward played in their respective futures.

In the case of Johnson brothers, they have no desire to ask "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" They only have to look down the street or into one another's laboratory. We understand that they are giving one another test tubes for Christmas (a joke). Let us salute science and the Johnson brothers. We are better because of their lives and what they achieve with each passing day.


May 2002 ALUMNI NEWSLETTER

BERNER "BUCK" KNIGHT '78, is living in Georgia.


May 2003 ALUMNI NEWSLETTER

REX J. McCLINTON '78, is an attorney and lives in Georgia.

From the same newsletter:

REX McCLINTON '78 writes:
I am an attorney living in Gainesville, Georgia, with my office in Dawsonville, Georgia. The office number is (706) 216-4185.
My wife and I have three children, Megan, 19, who is in college at Brenau, Jaacob, 15, and Starr, 6, whom we adopted from India about three years ago. I plan to attend the Alumni meeting on May 3, and am looking up old friends to encourage their attendance as well, particularly since this is our 25th. Any information on members of the Class of '78 would be helpful, and it will be great hearing from you.

May 2003

REX J. McCLINTON '78 has been elected Secretary of the LWMA Alumni Association.


Date: 11/23/2001

Name: CARLOS PASTOR '78
Comments: BEST WISHES TO ALL RANGERS CLASS OF 78 - MILITARY BOWL CHAMPIONS 1977 - FROM YOUR MEXICAN FRIEND FORMER PLACE KICKER.
CARLOS PASTOR P.
Friday, November 23rd 2001 - 06:09:29 PM


Email from LTC Barry L. Stuckey '78
(From the December 2003 Sentinel)

Dee,

I am on R&R at Qatar and have a little time scanning the Internet and I thought I would see if you had an email address. Found the LWMA website, then the Alumni, and walla, here I am. I have been in the Middle East since 1 March, and in Baghdad on and off since that time, but have remained here since July. I do not know what the news is telling everyone, but we are making a difference, and the Iraqi people are happy that we came. There is still lots of work to do, because you can still see the effects that the Baath's left upon these people and their country's infrastructure.

Enough about where the 5th century meets the 3rd world. I guess another year at LWMA is gearing up. I hope the school is doing well. Most of my fondest childhood memories were made at that institution. It's hard to believe that I have been in the Army for over 23 years now. For as much as I do not communicate regularly, you have always been my favorite teacher, and my love of history blossomed through you. I know in those early years you took a lot of stuff from us students, but you hung in there and taught us despite our refusal to pay attention. To this day, I look for a teacher that still believes in essay tests for my own kids because that's what colleges expect, and your classes prepared me for that standard. I know it has been 25 years since I graduated, but thanks for being my teacher, mentor and of course war gaming partner. Have a great year and tell everyone that knew me, Hi and God Bless.

LTC Barry L. Stuckey '78
(former student of Dee Orem)

Date: 12/2002

Name: Barry Lonnie Stuckey '78
1973-1978
206 Catalpa CT
Suffolk, VA 23435
I am a LTC and have now been serving in the US Army for 22 years as an Armor/Aviator Officer. I fly Cobra and now Blackhawk helicopters. This year I will be working at the Joint Warfare Center doing Strategic Intelligence. I have been married for 22 years to my wife Kathie and have two daughters Rebecca 14 and Suzanna 11. I (we) have served tours in Colorado, Alabama, Alaska, Washington DC, Korea, Europe, Turkey and Bosnia. I have a BS in History and a Masters in Strategic Intelligence and a Masters in Land Warfare International Studies.


- 1979 -

1979 - TAPS
Barry Lynn Griffin, Class of 1979, died March 7, 2004.


Date:4/12/2000

Name: Tim Allen '79
Comments: It is great to have a page where you can catch up on the old homestead. I have been unable to keep up with the school over the years but now that I found the website, it will be easier.
Wednesday, April 12th 2000 - 07:08:31 PM


Date: 12/2002

Robert Bryan Cash '79
1977-1979
510 Wilder Street
Aurora, Illinois 60506
I am a Senior Information Systems Developer, after a great career in the US Army.


Date: 4/16/2003

Name: Wayne Holley '79
Comments: Nice to see every one from class of 1979 here. Email me if you are from that class. Would like to hear from you.
Wednesday, April 16th 2003 - 04:05:12 AM


Date: 12/2002

Name: MORRIS HUBERT HOLLIS '79
1977-1979
175 EMERSON DR N.W.
PALM BAY, FL 32172
I GOT A B.S. DEGREE FROM TROY STATE IN 1983. WENT INTO THE AIR FORCE - DID 4 YEARS AND GOT OUT AS A CAPTAIN. I WORK FOR HARRIS CORP AS A HARDWARE QUALITY ENGINEER FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS. MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED 19 YEARS AND HAVE TWO KIDS. I HAVE BEEN A BSA SCOUT LEADER FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS AND HAVE MY OWN TROOP. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM MY CLASSMATES OF 1979.


Date: 5/30/2004

Jose Joaquin Matienzo '79
See the news article:
LWMA Graduate Selected For NASA Fellowship Program.


Date: 12/2002

George H. Montgomery '79
1971-1979
1428 Hendrix Drive
Birmingham, AL 35214
Presently a Detective with the Birmingham Police Department.


Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Hassan Motamed, class of 1979,
is President of 280 Computers in Birmingham, AL.


Date: 1/2003

Tony Cecil Mosier '79
1979
911 Curry Cir
Conyers, GA 30094


Date: 12/2002

Philip R. Sawyer '79
1974-1979
3850 Eden Glen Drive
Conyers, GA 30013


- 1970's Era -

Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

William Haralson attended LWMA in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
He is interested in hearing from old classmates also.


Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

James O'Hara attended LWMA from 1976-1980.
He lives in Cantonment, FL, and wants to stay in touch with the school and classmates.




Consolidated Alumni News from the YEARS…

     I. Where all these news items came from.

This is and will be a combined listing of news from alumni from three different sources:

Source #1 = the Alumni Registration Form at www.lwalumni.org. Starting in December 2002

Source #2 = the Guest Book at www.lwalumni.org. Starting in December 1999

Source #3 = the L.W.M.A. school paper, "The Sentinel." And posted to the LWMA NEWS page at www.lwalumni.org. Starting in September, 1998

Source #4 = the Alumni Office at L.W.M.A. - as we receive it.

Source #5 = the TAPS Page at www.lwalumni.org. Starting in March 1998

Source #6 = the Alumni Message Board at www.lwalumni.org.


     II. This is the first attempt to compile the Alumni news from these sources. This first cut will be that information we have from source #1 and #2.


     III. Disclaimer: The information supplied to this website and complied in these pages can be out of date and inaccurate. Some information is incomplete. All the news we have comes through the school, the Alumni Office, E-mail, and the Message Board.


     IV. All e-mail addresses have been deleted because of these three reasons.

#1. We do not post a person's E-mail addresses to web pages without specific written permission from that person.

#2. That permission procedure is taken care of by our webmaster, Phillip Potts '63. He maintains the "Alumni E-mail Address Page." In order to have your name posted on that page you MUST send your permission directly to him via E-mail. Don't send it to me. Phillip is our webmaster and this is his policy.

#3. There is no way we could maintain these pages and the "Alumni E-mail Address" page. E-mail addresses become out of date very quiclky.



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