The 2010 Pershing Rifles Reunion at the University of Oklahoma
On September 10, 36 Pershing Rifles and CAPER alumni, some of their family members, some of the ROTC cadre and staff, and several cadets (a total of 76 people) gathered in the Army bay of the Armory (the Army and Navy ROTC building) for lunch. It was our first reunion ever and no matter when we were active, we were all instantly taken back to our college years. The Armory is a historic building (built in 1919) and they canít make any major changes on it. Be sure to check out our virtual tour of the Armory. Although most of the alumni present were from the 1960s and 1970ís, we had one of our charter members from 1948 and a father/son alumni group (father from the 1950ís and son from the 1980ís). There were 3 CAPER National Commanders and 6 Pershing Rifles Company H-7 Commanders in attendance.
We had been told that several years ago a cadre member threw away everything old in the Armory. When the committee went into the Armory the day before, the ROTC Executive Officer MAJ David Jenson. The next day we had to figure out where it was put for safe keeping. When he found it, MAJ Jenson found a good place to show it off.
Then the sign went out to the registration table.
Group pictures (I used the best ones from my camera. I'll gladly replace them if someone has one where everyone looked good!
Small Group Pictures
Active in the 1940's
Active in the 1950's
|When we took the pictures, I forgot that we had one alumni from the 1950's in attendance, but he didn't come forward when we called for the 1950's|
|Robert "Buddy" Pendervis, one of our charter members|
|Active in the 1960's||Active in the 1970's|
|Some how these didn't turn out on my camera.||Someone, please send them to me.|
|Active in the 1980's||The girls of the 1980's|
|The H-7 Company Commanders||The CAPER National Commanders|
|Jim Meredith (83-84), Vivian Brantley-Stokes (82-83), Barbara (Carr) Butcher (79-80), Linda (Kristoff) Webster (77-78), Noel Webster (76-77), Charles Brantley (72-73)||Gwen (Howell) Kelly (spring 72), Linda Grissette (70-71), Gail (Todd) Kish (fall 67)|
Pictures from the Football Game the next day
|Charles Brantley with his daughter, Savannah before the game||Charles Brantley and Brian McConnell during the game....having fun!|
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