Your friendly webmaster was treated with a super dinner in Lafayette LA by his former roommate Bob Williams and his special friend Leslie. Pat came up to Bob's from New Orleans where he was for the 366th Gunfighter's Association Reunion.
Bill Gauntt's memorial service at the USAFA cemetery. It include some of the members of the 55th reunion committee (L to R: Doug Wilson, Gary Vasek, Gary Hoffman, Bill Wood, Carl Janssen & Dale Oderman.
Heres a photo from Saint Patricks day at Jack Quinns Irish Pub in Colorado Springs. Left to right: Mimi Torreano, Elaine and Bill Buford, Mark Torreano, and classmate and proprietor of Quinns - Bill Sasz.
Another photo from Saint Patricks day at Jack Quinns Irish Pub in Colorado Springs with Jim Aubreys daughters. Merideth on the left is a longtime Jack Quinns Irish Pub employee and Sarah is on the right.
|Gary and Debra Teeter stopped by for lunch with Jim and Nancy Camp on a warm winter day in Carlsbad, CA. They chatted about past and future travel adventures. It all started with a trip to Europe prior to our first class year. Now they are trying to plan how to travel with COVID restrictions.|
Pat was in Virginia to attend his grandson's wedding and had time to visit our Scribe, Tim Davidson who graciously took Pat out-to-lunch to a newly opened Mexican Restaurant near Tim's home.
|At our Albuquerque breakfast in the park this morning. Knutson and I, and two from the class of '69. On the far left is Gary(the tallest) and on the right is Kit (first time I saw him at breakfast.) Felix Morgan|
Hung out with some Air Force Academy classmates yesterday hiking at Castlewood Canyon State Park about 35 miles north of Colorado Springs. L to R: Bill Wood, Steve Staley, Dave Allen, me (Mark Torreano) and Gary Hoffman. Please forgive our momentary failure to maintain social distancing, I dont have a wide angle lens. We had a great day enjoying the great weather and beautiful scenery. And no rattlesnakes!
Howie and Mary Gay Towt met Sue and Stephen Schmidt in Sonoma, CA for four days of wine tasting and fine dining - Sep 2016.
Blair and Pat with Pat's new Vette that he picked up at the Corvette Museum on June 15, 2015
Jim and Sherry DeFazio and Pat and Nita Russell having a nice evening dinner in Ft. Collins CO - June 2105
We are getting ready for the Challenge Nation Honolulu Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race!
Our team, 68 Still Great!, gave it our best but we didnt win (this year). We were easily the oldest contestants.
Chad Swedberg and Vern McGraw at Jim Hix's internment on November 14, 2014
CS17 Mini-Reunion - JC Kurzdorfer and Mark Torreano in Hawaii
Dave and Jeanne Allen stopped in Northwest Florida on their way south to Lakeland last month. They spent Sunday night with us in Niceville and we sent them on their way to Lakeland Monday morning--just another family visit. As you can see, Dave's restored 1934 Waco YKC is a national treasure.
Monday, 31 March 2014, DeFuniak Springs, FL airport. Jeanne Allen, Marilyn & Vern McGraw,
Dave Allen. Dave and Jeanne are on their way to Sun 'n Fun fly-in/airshow, Lakeland, FL.
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Hawaii Class garhering, February 2012 - Tom Devereaux, Mark Torreano, Jim Estes, Vic Bonfiglio, John (Sully) Sullivan and Walt Yamamoto
9Jan2012 in Phoenix where Bob lives and lawyers all the live long day. Mark visiting from Hawaii where he lives and lounges all the . . .
The Wallace's and Torreano's were able to visit the Russell's during their stay in Vegas
over the holidays in December 2011.
Julie and Bob Beanblossom stopped by the Russell's for dinner while visiting Las Vegas
20 September 2011
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Pat saw during the AOG President's Conference
in September 2011
Don and Wendy Sutton stopped by the Russell's for lunch while visiting Las Vegas - 27Apr2011
Garry Dudley, Mike Parkinson & Pat Russell got together for lunch Wednesday, 8Dec2010, during Garry and Mike's vacation in Las Vegas.
At the Air Force vs UNLV Football Game - 18 November 2010 - Final Score AF 35 - UNLV 20
Back Row: Jim & Mary Lou Soldano (Jim was with us at the Academy our first year) - Sharon & Neal Starkey
Front Row: Mark & Mimi Torreano - Barney & Sandy Mills.
Jim Camp was in Vegas visiting his son, and was able to stop by Pat & Nita's place in Henderson. Their visit continued during the ride Jim gave Pat accross town to pick-up his Corvette.
This picture was taken April 4, 2010 in Scottsdale AZ. On the back row from left to right are Bruce Gerrity, Mike Langley, and John Roulston. Sitting in the front of John is Marty Cole.
Dan Eikleberry and Pat Russell attended the organizing meeting on 18May2010 for the Las Vegas AOG Chapter. It was a nice event and about 50 grads attended. This is the 3rd attempt in 20-years to get an AOG Chapter in the Las Vegas area - maybe this time it will succeed.
John Roulston, Tom Jensen and Dave Driggers at Tom's daughter's wedding, Dec 2007
Boys on the Rocks
Mike Wagner and Charlie Seifert on the western end of Grand Cayman Island in January 2007
Mike & Sally and Charlie & Polly intend on another fantastic visit to the islands in '09.
At a service station in Idaho, Clark Gehardt (left) noticed the license plate (USAFA68) on a car pulling through. It was Pat Russell (center) and wife Nita (right) on a Corvette Club trip.
Pat Hurley (center) while fishing on the Kispiox River in Northern British Columbia with his friend from Phoenix (right), ran into Hal Smith (left). They shared some great scotch, a cigar or two and caught some beautiful steelhead trout on dry flies.