We came in Sept 1968 (except for the Officer Corps who came back in August)
We were spread between A,B,C,E, Band and Retan Rifles.
We had our share of issues and demerits, however, 104 of our class went on to graduate.
When we were not studying, we spent time in the PX playing board games such as Stratego, checking mail and listening to the jukebox.
We dreaded Buffing floors, spit-polishing shoes, and Saturday Inspections
We waited anxiously for Movie Nights.
We lived for Leave Slips. Many of us took the James River Bus to Richmond or Charlottesville before boarding another bus or train for home.
We would head to the ‘beach’ behind the old infirmary (now a track) to ‘cop some rays’.
We listened to our campus radio station WPET, usually on 1600 AM, which signed off with ‘Good Vibrations’ by the Beach Boys and followed by the National Anthem.
|"People Got to Be Free"||The Rascals||The Rascals|
|"Harper Valley PTA"||Jeannie C. Riley||Sept 21-Sept 27|
|"Hey Jude"||The Beatles||Sept 28-Nov 29|
|"Love Child"||Diana Ross & the Supremes||Nov 30-Dec 13|
|"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"||Marvin Gaye||Dec 14-Jan31|
|"Crimson and Clover"||Tommy James and the Shondells||Feb 1-Feb 14|
|"Everyday People"||Sly & the Family Stone||Feb 15-Mar 14|
|"Dizzy"||Tommy Roe||Mar 14-Apr 11
|"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In||The 5th Dimension||Apr 12-Graduation!!!|
It should be noted that as Graduation approached, the song “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” by the Animals became more popular in the PX.
Now it is time for you to post your memories here: