Class of 1992 Happenings from the January/February 2000 Assembly:
Jay & Christin DeGeare are well in Edmond, OK, where Jay continues to work in medical sales. Jakob (3) and Taylor (1) are growing fast and showing signs of golfing prowess like their daddy. Brian & Caroline (Rodriguez-Rey) Coll are settled in the DC area where Brian works for a stock brokerage firm and Caroine is finishing up a JD at Georgetown. Caroline graduates in May and will join a Cleveland based firm in DC. Their son Addison is four. All three enjoy spending time on the golf course between their busy schedules.
Darren & Hannah Fitzgerald married this past March. They met while Darren was a ROTC instructor at Kemper Military Junior College in Booneville, MO. At the wedding were Andrew Clarke, Jerry Meneses, Jim Ward, and Jeff LeRoy '91. Andrew & Jen Clarke are on their way to San Francisco after Andrew finishes up a MBA at Harvard. Jerry Meneses commands an EOD detachment at FT Bragg and plans to return to USMA with BS&L. Jim and Sandi Ward command in 1-10 CAV at FT Hood. Their son, David, just turned one-year-old. Darren works in the 1st Bde, 1st ID S-3 shop and will command in 1-34 AR or 2-34 AR early next year. Find him at email@example.com.
Gregg and Tina (Schweiss) Guthrie will finish a tour in Germany and head back to the States where Tina will attend Columbia. After school, she's on her way to the Sosh department. Tina was in Landstuhl commanding C Co, 1st Satellite Control Bn, SPACECOM. Their son, Duncan MacGregor, was born on 3 May. Congrats and good luck at ACS!
The tragic death of Jennifer (Shafer) Odom brought forth an abundance of sympathy and concern from classmates around the globe. Perhaps one of the greatest contributions to memorializing Jen's life and influence came from someone who never met her. Mrs Robin Capper of Frederick, MD, grew up in a military family. Her father, William Grugin '51, was a TAC and her sister Kimberly married William G. Webster, Jr., who now commands the National Training Center. Robin is very involved in Frederick events and has long been a judge for local 4H shows and farm competitions. When Jen was growing up, she used to show dairy at the Great Frederick Fair and other local events. After news of Jen's death reached Frederick, Robin realized the profound example Jen had on others as she grew up, went to USMA, and became an Aviation officer. Through Robin's efforts, the 4H Dairy Spirit Award was established in Jen's memory and awarded, for the first time, to two young women at this year's Great Frederick Fair. In a time when Jen's death gained attention from Congress, editorials, and 60 minutes, perhaps the greatest measure in truly securing her legacy came from Mrs Capper. On behalf of the entire class, I send great thanks and heartfelt gratitude.
God bless THE BRAVE AND THE FEW!