Pictures of CAPER National Headquarters Staff and Pledges
at the University of Oklahoma
Kaydettes National Staff
Based on the information in the 1966 article in the Pershing Rifleman yearbook, this was the Kaydettes National Staff that according to the 1967 article quickly became the first CAPER National Staff. CPT Dolores Marcotte, Chief of Staff, CPT Jeanne Strozier, PIO, LTC Marilyn Blythe, Deputy Commander, COL Gloria Robinson, National Commander, CPT Cheryl White, Adjutant, MAJ Tanya (McDonald) Miller, Training, CPT Sharon Richardson, Supply
Yearbook Picture Taken Fall 1967
In this picture you can see one of our pledge pins on Karen Sobel. Before we got the pins, we had pledge ribbons. You can see them on some of the Kaydettes in on of their picture. The circular pledge pins had "C-P/R" on them.
1st Row: Advisor, MAJ Long, Peggy (Horn) Booker (G-1), National Staff, Mary Ellen Hamilton, National Staff (G-3) and Pledge Trainer, Gail Kish, National Commander, Becky Boone (G-4), Kay Sykes, National Staff (probably Chief of Staff) and National Commander for last part of the year, Advisor, LT Seasholtz.
2nd Row: Bill Banks, P/R Liaison (National ?), Karen Sobel, Teresa Onyshczak, Claudia Dixon, Kathy Robertson, Brian Murphy, P/R Liaison (local ?)
3rd row: Patricia Evans, Linda Hallett, Linda Grissette, Eileen Beindorf, Terry Hunt, Judy Hobson, Susan Carlton.
Spring 1968 Pledge Class: Gwen Coley, Nina Rose Jacoby, Pam Wright
Yearbook Picture Taken Fall 1968
Front Row: Iris Rodriquez, Kay Sykes, National Commander, Nina Rose Jacoby, Chief of Staff and Pledge Trainer, Linda Grissette, G-1
2nd Row: James Hamilton, P/R H-7 Liaison, Linda Turnbull, Sally Helmstetter, Pam Thrasher, Pam Srigley
3rd Row: Robert J. (Bobby) Kish, P/R National Liaison, Gail Cluck, Jamie White, Marianne Burke, Susan Puttroff, Advisor, MAJ Bell
Yearbook Picture Taken Fall 1969
1st Row: Advisor, MAJ Bell, Gwen Coley, National Commander, Iris Rodriguez, Chief of Staff (later in year was National Commander), Linda Grissette, G-1 (Later in year was Chief of Staff and then Deputy Commander)
2nd Row: Elaine Adams, Becky Smith, Jerry Walker, Carolyn Cothrum
3rd Row: Bonnie Gatewood, Gwen Howell, Paulette Kikugawa, Carol King, Joanne Hendershot
Compare out pledge cords this year. See if they look like the ones worn by Kaydettes in the 1966 yearbook picture.
Yearbook Picture Taken Fall 1970
1st Row: Carol Perkins, Paulette Kikugawa, Deputy Commander, Jessie Elder, G-3
2nd Row: Leslie Singer, G-1 and local commander, Yolanda Scott, Linda Grissette, National Commander
3rd Row: Carlos Droescher, P/R National Liaison, Sharon Fancey, Kay Johnson, Gwen Howell, Chief of Staff
at Auburn University
This picture is on the front of the binder of CAPER letters and documents that was found in the Pershing Rifles archives. The newest items were dated in 1978, so I'm assuming that was when the binder was put together. If that if correct, then these CAPERS are probably the last National Staff at Auburn University.
See the list of all CAPERS at the University of Oklahoma (as far as we know).
Here is a list of all the CAPER National Commanders that we know of.
We now have group pictures from the first 3 years of Kaydettes, who started CAPERS.
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