Please drop me a line or call if your name hasn’t appeared here in a while.Otherwise I’ll force you to read more about my latest running adventures. I ran a marathon along Susquehanna River in PA that had just 69 participants! Luckily, the scenery was nice. See link to my recap and video at Class Notes page of KP83.org. I’ve run a couple 5K’s recently, but my times are over 4 minutes slower than the 19 minute times that the truly fast Pete Lafontaine can still do!
I am currently sidelined with another injury and haven’t run in four months. Judi and I are true ‘empty-nesters’ now. The attached photo is from Thanksgiving. Our younger son Connor on the left is a “Rook” (freshman) at Norwich University in Vermont and is on a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship. Norwich is the oldest private military college in the U.S. and is where ROTC began many years ago.
Our older son Trevor is a senior at West Point, and Judi and I are making plans for graduation week in May. The four years have gone by so fast. Trevor’s first 6 month duty assignment will be as a grad assistant for the West Point athletic department. He’ll be responsible for coaching the Army prep school cross country and track team distance runners. His ultimate duty assignment will be with the Engineers of the 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, WA. With a 5K time of 14:22 and 10K time under 30 minutes, he’s been asked to be a member of the Army distance team that will compete in a 10-mile race against the other armed service branches this summer.
Pete also noted that his wife Judi recently coached the local high school girls cross country team to their fourth straight Connecticut Class M state championship and also won their second straight State Open title with the fastest team time in state history. — That’s one fast family!
Rick Wood shares:
My son Liam Wood will join the class of 2019 on June 30. His brother Ryan Wood is class of 2017 and is recently back from his first sea year. Ryan is active with the sailing team and also an EMT at the academy. The leaves Kate and I with 2 girls left at home. We are living in Budd Lake, NJ.
Art Burns writes:
I was in the Houston area in late March and visited with Mike Curtiss. Mike is a Houston Pilot. I sail as Chief Mate with American Maritime Officers on government contracts with MSC.
Mike Safina & Erin Gantt informed me that former 1st CO officer, Ken Lyons passed away from complications of leukemia earlier this month. He was a 1968 USMMA graduate and worked for over 20 years at MSC HQ in Washington after serving at KP.
Thanks to all who’ve sent info! Nothing is too boring (except maybe my own running adventures?). This is the 10th year of my web design business. I’ve also just started a partnership focused on getting businesses to the first page of Google results with a prominent listing that stands out from the competition. See www.LocalResultsNow.com. If you’re a business owner, share your latest progress with us! Share photos with me and/or our Facebook Group.
—– Ray Christensen
Pete Lafontaine & family
Karen & Brian Foy, with son Connor
Dave Ferchau (pic stolen from Facebook)