Update from ’66

Les LaBrecque writes in: “It has been a while since I submitted any class notes and other than the field dedication to Jim Smith a few years ago, I haven’t visited Deerfield in a while. After prep school I went to St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY), majored in psychology and played 4 years of football and 3 years of lacrosse for them. Following graduation I entered the Navy through OCS and spent 9 years as a Surface Line Officer primarily aboard destroyers and also spent a few years as an instructor at OCS in naval engineering. I left the Navy in 1980 and accepted a job with GE Aerospace in Utica, NY as a marketing rep., settling in Clinton, NY. For the next 27 years I worked for GE and eventually Lockheed Martin as a result of several mergers and divestitures. After retiring in 2007 my wife Nan still had a few years to work (she taught 1st grade in Waterville, NY), so I accepted a job with Carpenter Manufacturing, an industrial machinery manufacturer in Manlius, NY as a sales engineer and worked for them until 2011 when my wife retired. After retirement I began coaching at Hamilton College in Clinton as an assistant line coach and have done that for the past 2 years. Nan and I have two sons, Ben and Mike. Ben graduated from Washington and Lee University and is a pharmeceutical rep for Berringer Ingleheim and Mike is a West Point graduate and a major with the 82nd Airborne Division. He and his wife Heather (also a WP graduate and a major) reside in Fayetteville, NC.

I realize that this is rather long but I hope it prompts some of the other ‘lost battalion’ of ’66 to respond. Take care everyone.”

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