Class Of 1964 USAF Academy

Vandal Attack Chapel Under Construction

by Dave Neal

I finally got this back from a photographer friend to whom I entrusted the slides for scanning. What do you think we should do to memorialize this early vandalism sat the Zoo?

And the rest of the story:

You may recognize the banner as the canvas pad that was under our matress. It was the best I could come up with at the time. Who else could I recruit for this nocturnal mission but, Bill Garrett, aka "The Midnight Skulker?"

It may have been the 25 year reunion give or take one. Late in the evening when most had left the ballroom, Bill Garrett & I happened to be seated at a table with Sandy Hovde. Out of the blue, Sandy remarked, "Bob always wondered which of his classmates were so crazy as to climb the chapel in that freezing rain and hang the banner up there." I answered, "you're looking at them!"



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