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Monday, May 19, 2014

May 23, 2014

I’m trying to think happy thoughts this Memorial Day Weekend as I recall folks who did not return from Vietnam and am sharing this photo I took of Ron Davidson in the swimming pool at College Village Apartments, probably in 1967.  Some of you had him as a coach at Horace Mann.  He left teaching to join the Marine Corps.  I drove him to Camp Pendleton when it was time for him to ship out.  He was killed on August 5, 1968.  I hope you can make your way to the “Colts Who Died in Vietnam” page and watch the video put together some years ago by the Crawford AV class.  Enjoy your weekend.

Billy Woods ‘65 shares a couple of Horace Mann Intermural photos.  I think that’s 8th Grade Softball on the left and 9th Grade Football on the right.  Click on the red links to see bigger photos with caption.

Have you ever wished you could buy your way out of exercising?  Scott Shewmaker ‘74 says the old Crawford track will soon be razed and a new facility will be constructed across the street.  He and Yale Strom (that’s him in the front row third from the left) have organized a 24-hour marathon that will begin at 8 AM tomorrow morning May 24th.  If my math is correct, it will end at 8 AM on the 25th.  This will be a fundraiser for the Athletic Department.  Scott says they held several of these in the mid-’70s during the time Crawford’s Cross Country team was a regular CIF champion.  He’s encouraging classmates from the ‘70s and ‘80s to stop by, suit up and hit the cinders.  I think older folks can just bring a folding chair and their wallet.  You might bring a thermos of coffee after darkness falls.  Click HERE to email Scott or HERE to email Yale 

Hey Gary Juleen!  Doug Kvandal ’66 sees your Dennis Mitrovich '67 and raises you one. The photo above shows the band “Sequoya”, with Dennis on the right playing guitar, next to Joe Dyke ’65 on trumpet.  Doug is on the far right behind the Hammond B-3.   Says Doug, “We played mostly big venues as warm-up for the likes of Boz Scaggs, Neil Young, Gabor Szabo, and Sha-Na-Na.”

John McMullen ‘63 shares his 6th Grade class photo from Hardy Elementary.  I think he said Zeller Waymire was #2 in Row 2.  I believe John’s the last one in Row 3.  Surely we can fill in the names on this one.  Click HERE for the enlarged version.

Rod Dunbar ‘64 passed away from cancer in Norfolk, VA on November 4, 2011.  Rod served three tours in Vietnam in search and rescue with the US Air Force.

Just a reminder for those Facebook users who don’t want to get off the couch and turn on the computer, you can access the Colt Corral on your smart phone or tablet.  You may have to search for Crawford Colt Corral.