August 17-19, 2012
Rock Island/Aledo, IL


The 2012 reunion was by far one of the most memorable.  We started with a well organized registration process that included our first raffle for attendees, a fantastic Friday night dinner cruise on the Mississippi River and pizza for others.  Saturday started with a fantastic American Legion breakfast in Aledo and moved to Aledo's Central Park where the Mayor welcomed all the alumni and guests. with the aid and assistance of Aledo Main Street, activities moved from the Band Shell in Central Park, past the location of the RMA Memorial down to 2nd Street in front of the Armed Forces Memorial.  The VFW, City of Aledo, Fire Department and Police Department made the Cadets and guest very welcomed.  The streets of Aledo were lined with American Flags and the VFW posted colors around their parking lot.  The VFW provided a rifle squad and color guard to accent the Flag Retirement Ceremonies.  The Aledo Police Department Chaplain led us in a moment of silence while the Aledo Fire Department placed chairs on 2nd Ave for everyone to sit and the City closed the street to traffic for RMA.  We had several speakers, including Col. Dave Lawson the last Commandant at RMA.  The Flag Ceremony was outstanding and all the festivities were captured on video including Saturday nights entertainment. Bag pipes were played by former RMA teacher Roger Stancliff and the ceremonies closed with the cadet Drill Competition in the VFW parking lot. Saturday night was memorable with Teddy Roosevelt "reprisor" Joe Weigand appearing as TR, in character, to provide added elements of humor, history and 'feel good' experience.  As usual, the dinner was first class and we all added a pound or two after this weekend.  Everything is on video and will be available for sale in the near future.  Sunday started with a five star breakfast, RMA business and election on officers for 2012 - 2014.  If you missed the reunion, there will be an opportunity to experience the entire weekend on video. Thanks to all that attended.  (From a posting by Jack Gwynne in the RMA Communications Center.

If you have pictures from the reunion, please send 
them to the webmaster so we can post them here

         Attendees Class            Attendees Class
Turner, Veras Dean 44   Bob and April Fritz 65
H. Paul and Jean LaForce   46   Robert A. Kramer  65
Melvin and Sherry Bogus   47   Leland and Judy Easton 66
Jerry Guinn 50   Jack Gwynne 66
Gerald Feitler 52   Thomas J Jones  67
Phil Geata 53   Timothy Brown  67
Ronald Jutkins  53   Michael J Nusbaum, Sr.   68
Ken Krayly 65   Eric L. (Rick) Bogoff 69
Bernard and Nadine Groharing 59   Gary Weaver   69
Sam and Lorrie Fantino  60   Charles and Lisa Ewalt   70
James (Mitch) Russo 60   Pete Atkins 71
Tom Stipp 60   William Beckford 71
Mike Vagi   60   Jerry Shirk 71
Norman and Ilene Iglarsh   61   Dale Ague   72
Barney Wald 61   R. Dart and Debbie Longeway 72
Paul May 62   Jeff Koppel   72
James Robinson 62   Rick Milllikan family