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In Memoriam: Mark McCarthy

Saturday, May 25th, 2019


A Lancer out of sight
Never out of mind
(republished from the LAFA website)

Captain Mark P. McCarthy, 31, was performing a training mission over the Adriatic Sea when his F16C crashed at 8:40 a.m. Jan. 26, 1995 approximately 60 miles east of the Italian city of Comacchio.

The 1985 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate served as the 510th FS’s assistant operations officer.

The nine-year Air Force veteran’s decorations include the Air Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster and the Air Force Achievement Medal.
McCarthy is survived by his father and mother, retired Air Force Gen. James P. and Alice M. McCarthy, from Monument, Colorado; and his wife, Patti, and three children, Bryan, David and Christina.

Written by David Sarvai 03 May 2012
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On this Memorial Day Weekend, please share your stories of Mark on our Facebook page to remember him not only as a military hero but as Classmate and friend — click this to access our Facebook page.

Photos from the 35-Year Reunion Party

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

photo-montage-postWe have our first galleries of 35-Year Reunion photographs ready for visitors — we have THREE galleries ready for you! Click this to see Gallery 1 from the October 1, 2016 party and then click this to see Gallery 2 which will leave you hungry for more and ready to view Gallery 3. Big thanks to Rob Heinly and Kevin Webb (and anyone else!) for snapping these pics for us!

Do you have some pics you’d like to share? Click this to send us an email note and we will guide you through the process to submit all your photos.

Dress Code: Whatever!

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

The big party is just a few hours away and you might be wondering, “what should I wear?” Just as we did for our 30-Year we want to keep it simple for our 35-Year Reunion: the dress code is to wear whatever you want! Join us sporting your best jeans or impress us with a tux, ball gown or mini skirt. Just wear clothes because we don’t want to attract unwanted attention from the wedding party next door. Ladies – you might want to bring a pair of late-night slippers to give your feet a break after standing around in those fancy shoes. Guys, too, I guess… just don’t bring your stinky slippers!

While We Have Your Attention

Be sure to check our Who Will Be There page because it is frequently updated with the names of classmates that have recently purchased tickets. Speaking of ticketsdo you have yours yet? If not, grab ’em now at our Purchase Reunion Tickets page so you can save a bit of money and conveniently complete your payment online with a credit card. It’s quick and easy – click this to order tickets now.

Everyone is Invited!

Our 35-Year Reunion party on October 1 is not only for folks that graduated in 1981. It’s open to ALL Lee grads from any year.

That’s it – we’ll leave ya alone, for now. This Saturday will be fun and we are all really looking forward to it. Remember to dress any way you want! This is about having fun, chilling out and catching up with your old friends and classmates. Seeya Saturday!

Saturday Party Upgrades

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

You won’t believe this — our Saturday party just got even better! It was already great and now the open bar has been extended to THREE full hours WITH upgraded beverages. Wait, did I just type that correctly? Yep — THREE hours of open bar AND upgraded bevs. We also just learned that music will be accompanied by vintage music videos! They may be in black-and-white since we graduated long before color was invented but, still, VIDEOS! (yes, that was supposed to be a joke)

But wait, there’s more!

We have some EXCLUSIVE treats for anyone that has purchased a ticket to our Saturday party. The first is a gift of chocolate truffles from Chef Randy Olmstead and The Perfect Truffle — gourmet sweets to accompany your beverages and eats. Here’s a new one: 15% DISCOUNT at Maggiano’s at Springfield (Mall) Town Center exclusively for anyone that purchased tickets to our Saturday party. But there is one thing…

You need to have a ticket to enjoy all these treats and perks — so click this now to grab your ticket at our Purchase a Ticket page — it’s quick, safe and secure AND you will save $5 off the at-the-door price of $60.

Classmates Arriving

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Farris arrives

Tony Farris arrives at National Airport

Our 35-Year Reunion party is just a couple days away and already classmates are arriving from out of town. Tony Farris arrived today at National Airport (see photo) and more folks are hitting the road tomorrow. They will be some of the lucky ones that will enjoy the new upgrades and perks for the Saturday party — they want YOU to be there, too! Click this to grab a ticket now so you can join this growing list of Lancers at the party.

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