Throwback Thursday: The 1961 EWU ROTC Chorus

Here is another historic image from the Eastern Washington University archives of prior Fighting Eagles Battalion ROTC Cadets.  This picture is of the 1961 ROTC Chorus:

The EWU ROTC Chorus Members were: Frank DeMeiro, Jerry Knowles, Richard Prague, Don Frazier, Larry Snyder, Harold Hayes, Duane Dishno , Barron Tilton, Mike Healy, Donald Lobdell, Charles Husel, Girk Gurley, Jim Arnold, Bob Biehl, Fred Van Wyck, Captain Thomas Whalen, Julius Presta, Gean Lale, Gary Jones, Paul King, Mike Spilker, Dan Martin, Lou Rector, Mel Hollen, Roy Crocken, Roy Yamashita, Frederick Wong, Edward Ito, Fred Boutz, and Ron Jones.

Please feel free any prior EWU ROTC alumni to share any stories about the chorus or the Cadets pictured.

Go Fighting Eagles!

Throwback Thursday: EWU ROTC in Formation Back in 1967

From the archives of Eastern Washington University comes the below image of the The Fighting Eagle Battalion in formation at a parade field back in 1967.  Notice how back then the female Cadets wore white dresses and were called a “Sponsor Corps”.  We have come a long way as an Army.   Does any of our alumni recognize where this parade field was located at in the Cheney area?

Throwback Thursday: EWU ROTC Cadets Conduct Field Training Back in 1968

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, here is a picture of Eastern Washington University ROTC Cadets in action back in 1968.  Notice that the caption to the picture says that the EWU ROTC program in 1968 was the third largest in the country.  This was because back then every male on campus had to serve for two years in the ROTC program.  Do any EWU alumni from back then recognize anyone from the photo?

Eastern Washington University ROTC Cadre from 1952-1953

Eastern Washington University has had an ROTC program since 1952.  The very first cadre assigned to the university were led by  Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Carter.  LTC Carter and his staff are pictured below:

Standing from Left: Captain Robbins, Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Carter, Captain Coombs; Kneeling from Left: Staff Sergeant Babb, Master Sergeant McBride, Sergeant Major Franklin, Sergeant First Class Brown.

If anyone knows any of the cadre pictured in the above photograph please leave a comment and let us know!

The Eastern Washington University ROTC Class of 1952-1953

The Eastern Washington University ROTC program has a long and proud tradition that goes all the way back to 1952.  Back then EWU was named the Eastern Washington College of Education and every freshman and sophomore male had to participate in ROTC.  The below picture is of the very first ROTC class from the 1952-1953 school year:

Pictured in the first row from left to right are Cadets 2nd Lt. Jim Adams, M/Sgt Ken Arlt, M/Sgt. Fred Martin, and M/Sgt. Louie White, Second Row from Left to Right are Cadets Sgt. Bill McKay, Sgt. Duncan Hallet, Sgt. Bill Miller, Sgt. Jerry Jordan, and Sgt. Dick McCoy.

If anyone knows any of the Cadets pictured in this photo please leave a comment and let us know!