The Springfield College Archives and Special Collections is pleased to announce the newest collection available to our students and researchers: the Springfield College Armed Forces Collection.

The Springfield College Armed Forces Collection contains correspondence, drawings, enlistment records, mailing lists, photographs, publications, and scrapbooks that showcase campus during wartime. In particular, the collection speaks to the College’s ties with the YMCA during World War I.

To view the finding aid for this collection, please see here: http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/12093

To view photographs, letters, and misc. documents that have been digitized from the collection, please see here: http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/12093

Many of our Alumni are on active duty with the military devoting themselves tokeeping this great nation free. We would like to, as was done during DesertStorm, create a communications network among our Springfield College familymembers on active duty. If you are or you know a member of the SpringfieldCollege family on active duty and would like to be in touch with otherSpringfield College family members currently serving in the Armed Forces, e-mail (alumni@springfieldcollege.edu  or snail mail your name, class, year and all military contact information to us. Your information will be sharedwith others who respond. Who knows, there may be another SpringfieldCollege alum right in your unit!

In the meantime, thank you for your service to our country. Springfield Collegeis proud to claim you among its alumni.

Andrew Covington '10 on April 30, 2015 wrote:

"Hi,
I would just like to pass along my military bio so I can connect and share with fellow military SC Alums.
I am a First Lieutenant in the United States Army JAG Corps Reserve. I am currently assigned to the 3rd Legal Operations Detachment. I am Certified by the United States Army to practice military justice, civil and administrative law, contract and fiscal law, and international and operational law. Currently, I provide legal assistance to soldiers and veterans on a variety of issues such as family law, creditor/debtor rights, landlord-tenant, and income tax issues.

Thank you!

Best,

Andy Covington
Class of 2010
I will be at the upcoming reunion.
ANDREW C. COVINGTON | ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY
DISTRICT COURT
Northwestern District Attorney's Office
One Gleason Plaza| Northampton, MA 01060
Office 413.437.5700| Fax 413.584.3635

Lt. Col. Dan Zulli '77 Chaplain, stationed at the 502 Air Base Wing, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

Major Marcus W.Williams '90, Instructor/Inspector of a USMS ReserveCompany(Weapons) is responsible for keeping the Reservists ready to be deployed. To be in a position to do this he must know the rules and procedures for the various theaters of operation. He has been summoned toCamp Fuji, Japan,for a planning conference. One can speculate that the conference deals with Pacific and oriental theaters but perhaps it is allt heaters. When he returns we shall find out. The common thread from all those who have been in Iraq is that the American people have not been given the truth. Apparently things are going quite well but one would not know that fromTV. I presume that "good news" does not sell papers or get viewers. Marc'sReserve Company has been to Iraq, before Marc took over.

Tom Flaherty '93 (Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class) wrote on September 19, "Just returned from 18 months mobilization to active duty, back in reserve status with U.S. Navy. Served as imagery analyst at the Office of NavalIntelligence, Washington, DC. Looking into getting reserve commission. Would love to hear from any SC grads with military backgrounds." 

David McEttrick G'03 (LT JG) - After completing boot camp in Newport, Dave will be continuing his military training in Pensacola where he will work inaerospace physiology. 

Rick Davis '72 wrote on July 22 that his Army Reserve unit had been mobilized. He would enjoy hearing from other SC grads at the following address: SSG Rick Davis, 7238th USA MSU.

Leo H. Mahoney '80 wrote on July 7, 2003 that he entered the US Army through the Army Baylor Program in Physical Therapy.

"Nine tours of duty and over twenty years later, I find myself still in camouflage as Chief Physical Therapy at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) -located in the German State of Rheinland-Pfalz, 7 miles west of Kaiserslautern and 3 miles south of Ramstein Air Base. LRMC is the largest American hospital outside of the United States, and the only American tertiary hospital in Europe.We routinely provide primary and tertiary care, hospitalization, and treatment for more than 100,000 American military personnel and their families within the center's boundaries. LRMC also provides specialized care for the more than250,000 additional American military personnel and their families in theEuropean Theater.

"However, things all changed after 11 September 2001!

To date, LRMC has performed superlatively in the incredibly demanding and on going mission to provide medical treatment to over 2,300 casualties injured during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation IraqiFreedom in Iraq and Kuwait. On a daily basis we evaluate and treat numerous gun shot, shrapnel, motor vehicle, burn and other injuries - falls, near drowning and parachute landing falls. All of our POW's have come through LRMC. Thework is long and hard, but I feel both a great sense of personal reward and pride to be doing my part in helping to support our soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen. And, when the work is done for the day, I feel truly blessed to go home to my wife, Louise, and our 9 year old son, Leo III.

Leo H. Mahony, LTC, SP
Chief, Physical Therapy, LRMC
Physical Therapy Consultant, ERMC"

Mark R. Savarese '77, wrote on 4/10 that he is presently engaged in thePersian Gulf aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard commanding all UnitedStates Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers and flying combat sorties in support of thePresident's effort to combat global terrorism, free the Iraqi people, as well as preserve our way of life at home.

"It was a nice break to read about my alma mater on the "Springfield CollegeMassasoit Monthly" and all the wonderful events back home, SpringfieldCollege leading the pack, I would expect no less. Thank you again for sending it.

Semper Fidelis,

Colonel Mark R. Savarese '77
United States Marine Corps
Commanding Officer
Marine Aircraft Group 13
USs Bonhomme Richard
 

Raleigh H. Meiser '76, Marine Corps Lt. Col., recently departed to theMediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the 2nd MarineDivision based in Camp Lejeune, NC. Meiser's unit is the ground combat element of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary .

Marcus W. Williams '90 wrote on September 24th:

"Alumni Relations Office,

Thanks for your efforts to recognize our Military men & women who sacrifice so much everyday. For what it's worth I've attached my BIO. Hope all is well back East."

April 14, 2004: Major Marcus W.Williams,1990, served 44 days in Iraq with MKarine Corps Headquarters. Then served as Aide De Camp to theCommanding Officer, Marine Corps Pacific, during the planning for the IraqWar. He was than released from combat arms to beInstructor/inspector(commanding officer) of a weapons company reserve center, Port Hueneme, CA.

Major Williams has been invited to planning sessions at Okinawa and Korea.

Major Marcus Williams USMC '90
Inspector-Instructor Weapons Company 2d BN
23d Marines 4832 Pacific Rd
Bdlg 6 Port Hueneme, CA 93043
(805) 982-3310

April 2003: Major Headquarters Company of the First Marine Division somewhere in Iraq war zone, as reported by his parents. As of 4/18 MajorWilliams has gone South to be the RCT-1 liaison to the 82nd Airborne for a fewdays. Also on 4/18 major Williams was seen w/ General Tommy Franks andother officers on T.V. newscasts. His e-mail address iswilliamsmw1@mfr.usmc.mil.

Thomas Keating '69, CDR, Naval Criminal Investigative Services sent his information as follows:

"Hi Tamie, still over here at the Tip of the Spear but hope to be relieved and return in April. Will still be with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service basedin Newport, RI through Sept.

best regards,
CDR Tom Keating"

Col. Jay Daley '77 wrote on 3/27/03 that his information has remained the same.

"Tamie, I am a 77 grad (w/BS) of Springfield College. I am on active duty serving with the Massachusetts Army National Guard. I have been on active duty for 18+ years. My duty position is the Assistant Chief of Staff.Headquarters. State Area Command, Milford, MA I am a lieutenant colonel, infantry branch. I can be reached via phone (work/commercial) 508-233-6510."

Douglas Hickey sent the following:

"Hello, I am responding to your letter regarding SC alumni with military connections. I am currently on reserve status with the Navy after having served 5 years as a diver in Hawaii. Many changes have taken place and I am looking at further options within the military. Feel free to post my current in formation:

Douglas Hickey '92
20 Brookfield Dr.
East Hartford, CT 06118

Thank you."

Lance E. Hylander sent the following:

"Good Day from European Command, Stuttgart, Germany:

I am a 1975 MEd/CSGS graduate of Springfield College. I am an Army Reserve officer currently on Active Guard and Reserve Duty with European Command. I have been on active duty since 1984 working primarily with the Army Reserve units and mobilized Army Reserve soldiers. My wife Lynda (Hammarstrom) andI are both Springfield College graduates and would be pleased to hear from other SC military members.

Best regards,

COL Lance E. Hylander, USAR
EUCOM Reserve Affairs
Plans and Policy
DSN 430-4495"

Scott Heaney '96, Captain USMC, is with 15th MEU/1st Battalion, 1st MarinesLogistics Officer in Pakistan and Afghanistan October 2001-January 2002. Firstunit in Camp Rhino and Kandahar. Scott is moving to Okinawa June 2002.

John K. Young '75 wrote on 3/27/03 - "We are here, life is good and we loveAmerica...and if there is any question about just how good Americans haveit...travel abroad....vr, Col. jky."

Colonel John K. Young '75
Assistant Wing Commander
1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Unit 37101
FPO, AP 96603-7101
 

Bob Froelicher '80 wrote on 4/1/03 that he has been working for the Morale,Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department for the US Navy since 1991, bothashore and on board an aircraft carrier. He is the MWR Director at NavalSupport Activity, Gaeta, Italy and will be stationed there for the next 3-5 years.