Apr 26-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: April: Apr 26-08
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Photo from Dallas L. Eubanks
DAR Award    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Charlie Hopper

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 06:01 am:

With commencement only a week away at Michigan Tech, many of the progams are winding down for the semester. Edie and I attended the awards ceremony for the ROTC program at Tech this week, where she presented Cadet Nicole Lopez with a medal from the Daughters of the American Revolution. Nicole's Military Science Professor, Lieutenant Colonel Dallas L. Eubanks, sent us the top snapshot from the shooting range with this note:


Thanks again to you and your wife for presenting the DAR Award to a very deserving Cadet Nicole Lopez... Miss Lopez is one of our top Cadets in the Battalion, serving as the Cadet Battalion Sergeant Major this last semester. She is also a stellar student and former varsity volleyball player at Michigan Tech. Cadet Lopez commissions as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army, into the Military Police Corps, on 3 May 2008. Her first assignment after some additional military schooling will be as a Platoon Leader at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Detention Facility holding the world's most notorious terrorists...

Our best wishes to Nicole, and congratulations to all in the ROTC program for completing another year of service and training.

A side note about my wife: besides having a lot of history with a great-great-great who fought in the Revolutionary War, she also researches many of the facts you hear on Pasty Central's "Day in History". Along with Bill Haller and Larry Chabot, Edie does her best to make me sound smart every day. Folks who know us agree: she deserves a medal, too.
Donald Kilpela (Commodore) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 06:14 am:

Congratulations to the young lieutenant.

Charlie, we are heading north this morning with a stop to see my grandson, Kyle Eberhard, graduate from the Maritime Academy in Traverse City.

I'll see you at our Rotary luncheon in about a week.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 07:15 am:

Good for you for giving credit where credit is due. Three cheers for
Edie, Bill and Larry, the brains alongside Charlie who have made
"Day in History" such a success!

While reading the "Mining Gazette" online yesterday, I was
heartened to note that there are historians in the making in the UP.
Congratulations to Jeffers (Painesdale), my mother's alma mater, on
winning this year's History Smackdown, an event that I would dearly
love to attend one year.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 08:10 am:

I 2nd what Kosk says about giving credit! Way to go!

Congrats to Nicole and to all the graduates. They all make us proud.

By RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 12:09 pm:

I also noticed a Mining Gazette story about a terrorizing note which locked-down the ROTC building on the MTU campus last week. It reminds me of the late 60's and early 70's when ROTC buildings at many universities were the target of such disruption.

By stix (Stixoutwest) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 12:14 pm:

Commodore....when will all the "Harbor" things be opening up?! It sure has looked pretty up that way.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 03:52 pm:

RD - I remember those days, too. Some confrontations on campus at U of M back in 1970.

Captain Don - Small world, with your stopover in Traverse City. Last weekend our nephew Noah Cobb and his family traveled to Marquette from Traverse City, where we watched them win a soccer tournament for the North Storm in the Yooper Dome. Noah is the fourth from the right in the top row:

North Storm

The dome in Marquette is an amazing building. To give you an idea of its size, here's Noah (left) and one of his teammates on the field:

North Storm

kay Moore (Mskatie) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 08:35 pm:

Well Charlie some of us are not surprized that Edie helps so much with your successful out-put. What is it that some say? Behind every successful man there is a smart woman?:o>) Congratulations to all who make this site so special and thank you!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 11:17 pm:

I thought the saying went like this: "Behind every successful man is a surprised woman."

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 11:27 pm:

I'm sure you're right, Cindy!!

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 06:43 am:

Thanks for all your kind comments :o)

It was rough overnight here in the Keweenaw. We had some wind damage that brought down Internet service in Eagle River. Looks like March is back.

The Saturday-Sunday weekly changeover is always a busy time of archiving the old week, making the new one, uploading the weekly Shoebox Memory and Pasty Cameo, etc. The broken high-speed connection will delay it this morning, but if you check back this afternoon, the new week should be posted (even if we have to drive into town).

Motor Toboggan

Art (Transplant1977) on Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 09:28 am:

Winter also spread a little of her white dust around the Marquette area.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 11:36 am:

Not too bad here in Lansing. It will be in the upper 50s and sunny. The rain they predicted isn't supposed to come until tomorrow now. That's great because I'm off shortly to do the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Run/Walk for the Cure that starts at 2:00 in downtown Lansing.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 12:42 pm:

Congratulations to Cadet Nicole! And thanks to her for serving America. May our Lord watch over her and her fellow cadets, keep them safe, grant them courage and wisdom, and bring them safely back to those who love them.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 01:29 pm:

Amen to that sentiment, Jbuck.

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