Active Military Service Network
Many of our Alumni are on active duty with the military devoting themselves to keeping this great nation free. We would like to, as was done during Desert Storm, create a communications network among our Springfield College family members on active duty. If you are or you know a member of the Springfield College family on active duty and would like to be in touch with other Springfield College family members currently serving in the Armed Forces, e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax (413-748-3053) or snail mail your name, class, year and all military contact information to us. Your information will be shared with others who respond. Who knows, there may be another Springfield College alum right in your unit!
In the meantime, thank you for your service to our country. Springfield College is proud to claim you among its alumni.
Lt. Col. Dan Zulli '77 is the wing chaplain for the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. He supervises four teams of chaplains and chaplain assistants. When he returns to the U.S., he will continue his job as wing chaplain for the 460th Space Wing at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo. Andrew Simkewicz '92,G'96, passes on a warm hello to his Springfield College friends. He can be contacted at: email@example.com or
Sgt. Simkewicz, Andrew J. (US Army)
A Co. 210th FSB
10th Mountain Division
APO AE 09303
Major Marcus W.Williams '90, Instructor/Inspector of a USMS Reserve Company(Weapons) is responsible for keeping the Reservists ready to be deployed. To be in a position to do this he must know the rules and procedures for the various theaters of operation. He has been summoned to Camp Fuji,Japan,for a planning conference. One can speculate that the conference deals with Pacific and oriental theaters but perhaps it is all theaters. When he returns we shall find out. The common thread from all those who have been in Iraq is that the American people have not been given the truth. Apparently things are going quite well but one would not know that from TV. I presume that "good news" does not sell papers or get viewers. Marc's Reserve Company has been to Iraq,before Marc took over.
Tom Flaherty '93 (Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class) wrote on September 19th that he just returned from 18 months mobilization to active duty, back in reserve status with U.S. Navy. Served as imagery analyst at the Office of Naval Intelligence, Washington, DC. Looking into getting reserve commission. Would love to hear from any SC grads with military backgrounds. Tom's e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org,
David McEttrick G'03 (LT JG) - After completing boot camp in Newport, Dave will be continuing his military training in Pensacola where he will work in aerospace physiology. Dave's e-mail is DMMCETTRICK@msn.com.
Rick Davis '72 wrote on July 22 that his Army Reserve unit had been mobilized. He would enjoy hearing from other SC grads at the following address: SSG Rick Davis, 7238th USA MSU. e-mail email@example.com
Leo H. Mahoney '80 wrote on July 7, 2003 that he entered the US Army through the Army Baylor Program in Physical Therapy. Nine tours of duty and over twenty years later, I find myself still in camouflage as Chief Physical Therapy at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) - located in the German State of Rheinland-Pfalz, 7 miles west of Kaiserslautern and 3 miles south of Ramstein Air Base. LRMC is the largest American hospital outside of the United States, and the only American tertiary hospital in Europe. We routinely provide primary and tertiary care, hospitalization, and treatment for more than 100,000 American military personnel and their families within the center's boundaries. LRMC also provides specialized care for the more than 250,000 additional American military personnel and their families in the European Theater.
However, things all changed after 11 September 2001!
To date, LRMC has performed superlatively in the incredibly demanding and ongoing mission to provide medical treatment to over 2,300 casualties injured during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Kuwait. On a daily basis we evaluate and treat numerous gun shot, shrapnel, motor vehicle, burn and other injuries - falls, near drowning and parachute landing falls. All of our POW's have come through LRMC. The work is long and hard, but I feel both a great sense of personal reward and pride to be doing my part in helping to support our soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen. And, when the work is done for the day, I feel truly blessed to go home to my wife, Louise, and our 9 year old son, Leo III.
Leo H. Mahony, LTC, SP
Chief, Physical Therapy, LRMC
Physical Therapy Consultant, ERMC
Mark R. Savarese '77, wrote on 4/10 that he is presently engaged in the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard commanding all United States Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers and flying combat sorties in support of the President's effort to combat global terrorism, free the Iraqi people, as well as preserve our way of life at home. It was a nice break to read about my alma mater on the "Springfield College Massasoit Monthly" and all the wonderful events back home, Springfield College leading the pack, I would expect no less. Thank you again for sending it. Semper Fidelis, Mark
Colonel Mark R. Savarese '77
United States Marine Corps
Marine Aircraft Group 13
USs Bonhomme Richard
Raleigh H. Meiser '76, Marine Corps Lt. Col., recently departed to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the 2nd Marine Division based in Camp Lejeune, NC. Meiser's unit is the ground combat element of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary .
Marcus W. Williams '90,
Marcus Williams '90, wrote on September 24th:
Alumni Relations Office,
Thanks for your efforts to recognize our Military men & women who sacrifice so much everyday. For what it's worth I've attached my BIO. Hope all is well back East.
April 14, 2004
Major Marcus W.Williams,1990, served 44 days in Iraq with MKarine Corps Headquarters. Then served as Aide De Camp to the Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Pacific, during the planning for the Iraq War. He was than released from combat arms to be Instructor/inspector(commanding officer) of a weapons company reserve center, Port Hueneme,CA..
Major Williams has been invited to planning sessions at Okinawa and Korea.
Major Marcus Williams USMC '90 Inspector-Instructor Weapons Company 2d BN, 23d Marines 4832 Pacific Rd, Bdlg 6 Port Hueneme, CA 93043 (805) 982-3310
Major Headquarters Company of the First Marine Division somewhere in Iraq war zone, as reported by his parents. As of 4/18 Major Williams has gone South to be the RCT-1 liaison to the 82nd Airborne for a few days. Also on 4/18 major Williams was seen w/ General Tommy Franks and other officers on T.V. newscasts. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas Keating '69, CDR, Naval Criminal Investigative Services sent his information as follows:
Class '69, CAGS '79, Hi Tamie, still over here at the Tip of the Spear but hope to be relieved and return in April. Will still be with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service based in Newport, RI through Sept., best regards, CDR Tom Keating.
Jay Daley '77 sent the following:
Col. Daley wrote on 3/27/03 that his information has remained the same.
Tamie, I am a 77 grad (w/BS) of Springfield College. I am on active duty serving with the Massachusetts Army National Guard. I have been on active duty for 18+ years. My duty position is the Assistant Chief of Staff. Headquarters. State Area Command, Milford, MA I am a lieutenant colonel, infantry branch. I can be reached via e-mail—email@example.com or (work/commercial) 508-233-6510.
Douglas Hickey sent the following:
Hello, I am responding to your letter regarding SC alumni with military connections. I am currently on reserve status with the Navy after having served 5 years as a diver in Hawaii. Many changes have taken place and I am looking at further options within the military. Feel free to post my current information:
Douglas Hickey '92
20 Brookfield Dr.
East Hartford, CT 06118
Lance E. Hylander sent the following:
Good Day from European Command, Stuttgart, Germany:
I am a 1975 MEd/CSGS graduate of Springfield College. I am an Army Reserve officer currently on Active Guard and Reserve Duty with European Command. I have been on active duty since 1984 working primarily with the Army Reserve units and mobilized Army Reserve soldiers. My wife Lynda (Hammarstrom) and I are both Springfield College graduates and would be pleased to hear from other SC military members.
COL Lance E. Hylander, USAR
EUCOM Reserve Affairs
Plans and Policy
Scott Heaney '96:
Scott Heaney, Captain USMC is with 15th MEU/1st Battalion, 1st Marines Logistics Officer in Pakistan and Afghanistan October 2001-January 2002. First unit in Camp Rhino and Kandahar. Scott is moving to Okinawa June 2002.
John K. Young '75:
Colonel John K. Young '75
Assistant Wing Commander
1st Marine Aircraft Wing
FPO, AP 96603-7101
Col. Young wrote on 3/27/03 - We are here, life is good and we love America...and if there is any question about just how good Americans have it...travel abroad....vr, Col. jky.
Bob Froelicher '80 wrote on 4/1/03 that he has been working for the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department for the US Navy since 1991, both ashore and on board an aircraft carrier. He is the MWR Director at Naval Support Activity, Gaeta, Italy and will be stationed there for the next 3-5 years.