2020 Mini Reunion - PARK CITY, UTAH!

Block off Wednesday, August 26th thru Sunday, August 30th on your 2020 calendar.

Our class has selected Park City, Utah for the site of our 2020 Reunion. 3 classmates led by Scott Peppler visited Park City in late August. Scott is calling every day with more adventures that will be available. He was golfing the other day at the Park City Golf Course and was delayed by a mother Moose and her baby. He maintained a safe distance but you too can experience these scene's next year!

'72 Classmates in Orlando

Here is the picture of all 72 classmates at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetary-A1 plus Chris Le Blanc, Steve Main and Ben Martin.

Lee Roy was well remembered and honored by many friends and associates.  Skip did a great job sharing some remembrance for A-1 and Chris did the same. Ann was very appreciative of the company turnout!
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Classmates at Lee Barnes Funeral

Going around the table starting on the left are:
Chris LeBlanc; Tod Wilson; Murro Martens; Bill Guarino; Ray Idzior; Paul Oskvarek; Lee’s son Christopher; Skip Ash; Tom Waller; Steve Curtis; Tom Pawlowski; Steve Main
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Notice of Lee Barnes Passing - October 25th

From Chris LeBlanc: Class of -72, hit your knees....The Lord just took Lee Roy Barnes, Jr. home just a few minutes ago. The doctors were weaning him off the ventilator and it appears his heart just could not take it. He’s gone… Lee has now just met his father for the first time, back on the reservation. For those that might not be aware, Lee Roy Sr. (for the love of me now, I cannot remember his tribal name) was an American Soldier, too, and was lost during the Korean War. He is buried in Kansas.
I will let folks know when I can what decisions are made for burial. Lee's son Chris is not sure yet. Stand by for more news, and stand up for a great American and Soldier.
Lee was in A-1.

Lee Barnes - Biography

Lee Barnes joined the Army as an Armor Cavalry Second Lieutenant upon graduation from West Point in 1972; he retired at the rank of Colonel, in 1997.

His service included duty stations in Korea, Germany and United States. He served as a tank Platoon Leader, Headquarters Company Commander, Armored Cavalry Troop Commander, and Tank Battalion Commander (concurrently serving as the Tank Regiment Commander for the Opposing Forces at the National Training Center). His staff time included battalion personnel (S1and Adjutant), logistics (S4) and operations, planning, and training (Army National Guard Advisor, Battalion XO, Brigade S3 and XO, and Division G3). His final posting was as the Chief of the Advanced Concept Office for Army Forces Command.

Lee joined Mystech Associates, which joined Northrop Grumman Corporation through a series of mergers. Lee served as Subject Matter Expert, Business Area Manager, Department Director, National Account Manager, Business Development Manager, and finally, as the Corporate Lead Executive, Orlando, retiring in 2012.

Lee has served as an independent consultant, but chooses to remain RETIRED, except for his volunteer activities, fishing, golfing and grand parenting.

Lee initially volunteered in 2011, to help with the Camaraderie Foundation annual golf tournament, “Pars and Stripes Forever”. He was elected to the board of directors in January, 2013. He was elected as Programs Director in 2015, elected Vice Chair of the Board in 2017, as Chair in Jan 2018, and in Jan 2019, re-elected as Chair for an additional one-year term.

Lee Barnes - Funeral Arrangements

Visitation will be Sunday, 3 November, 4-8 PM at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home in Oviedo.

See website below. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/oviedo-fl/baldwin-fairchild-funeral-home/9831

The Service will be at First Methodist Church of Oviedo on Monday the 4th, at 10:00 am instead of 11 am as originally planned with burial at 2:00 pm at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery.

Links to FMCO and Cape Canaveral are below.



PLEASE NOTE:  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Lee’s name to Camaraderie Foundation at https://camaraderiefoundation.org/donate-now/

If you have further questions, please feel free to ask and I will maintain contact with Ann and Chris, and get you the answers as quickly as I can.

Please share with all who may be interested in honoring Lee. 
Dear Members of the Class of 1972,

The West Point Association of Graduates regrets to inform you of the death
of the following Graduate:

Name: COL Lee R. Barnes Jr., USA Retired
Cullum: 30889-1972
Date of Death: October 25, 2019
Place of Death: Oviedo, FL
Interment: To be interred in Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Mims,
                  FL November 4, 2019
NOK: Mrs. Ann Barnes, wife

If you have information related to this notification,
please inform dnsreport@wpaog.org

Personal testimonials may be posted at the link below:

Prepared by: Marilee Meyer, Memorial/Archives Manager

Validated by: Kim McDermott ’87, Director of Communications

And when our work is done, our course on earth is run, may it be said,
“Well done. Be thou at peace.”
Honor your classmate with a Memorial Article in TAPS magazine.

The 2019 Class of 1972 Mini Reunion Planning Committee:

Larry Aubrecht, Steve Mulliken, Lee Barnes, Tim Lupfer, Steve Presley, Chris LeBlanc, Tom Hendrix, Bob Curran, John Northrop, Greg Bowman, Al Geraci, Mel Kimsey, Rolly Dessert, Chuck Coleman, Thom Thomas.
Local contact: Harry Brown
Hospitality Room Contact: Deborah LeBlanc