Date: 6/10/2003 10:48 pm
From: Brian V. Brunner '64
Hello out there in Internet Land!
Would someone from 1969-70 tell me about LWMA MPs in this picture from 1970 Ranger?
LWMA MPs - 1970
(L-R) James Coxwell '72, Fred Herpich '70,
A. B. Causey '71, & Jeff West '70
6/11/2003 9:12 am
From: Steve Crum '83
To: Brian Brunner '64
Brian, I don't know about the MP's in that picture, but I know that
during the time I attended LWMA (1979-1982) we had MP's for all
events where cadets could and a lot of the times would roam the
campus while the Faculty Staff's attention would be focused somewhere
else; such as football games, dances, etc. The MP's were cadets who
showed leadership & responsibility. They would patrol the campus
(including the barracks) to make sure cadets were where they were
supposed to be, and civilians (girls) were where they were supposed to
be. No one was permanently assigned to the MP squad. Cadets were
asked to volunteer for the assignment, and then were selected from
the volunteer list by Battalion Staff members. Sometimes you were
volunteered via your Platoon Sergeant or higher ranked cadet in your
company. Sometimes I would volunteer and sometimes I was
volunteered. Either way it taught me the meaning of authority and
helped develop my leadership skills.
This was another experience that
helped me later in life that I had totally forgotten about until I saw the
picture and remembered how proud I was while putting on my MP
sleeve cover. Thanks, Brian, for the work you are doing.
Steve Crum '83
Date: 6/11/2003 9:55 am
From: Brian V. Brunner '64
To: Steve Crum '83
Thanks for the info and for the great story! It really tells a lot
about the wonderful things that happened to us at LWMA, even if we may
not have liked them at the time...:)
Bill Thomason '69 sent me all the yearbooks from 1967-75. (His
mother worked for the printing company who printed our yearbooks.
She gave him the extra copies after he graduated.) The picture of the MPs was in his extra copy of the 1970 Ranger. So I thank Bill for the yearbooks that are giving me the ideas and all the pictures.
We had no cadet MPs in my time ('59-'64), but I think WE could have
used them! Anyone who was a cadet at the start of LWMA, 1955-1960,
knows what I am talking about. (Part of Message Deleted) ...
Thanks again, Steve, for the insight and the great story. Now we need
more input from other years about MPs, CQs, and ODs.
From: John Strunk
To: Brian V. Brunner '64
Thank you again for the great job that you do with this web site.
I recall the days of LWMA cadet MP's very well, and they were utilized
on campus exactly as Mr. Crum related in a previous response to your
photo. These cadets patrolled the campus during ball games and other
events to act as a deterrent to acts of mischief, on the part of whom
I'm not prepared to say.
The cadets pictured in the photo from right to left are Cadet AB
Causey, behind him in line is Cadet Fred Herpich and behind him I
believe is Cadet Coxwell. Correct me if I'm wrong, please.
(Rest of Message Deleted) ...
John Strunk (Faculty '67-'74)