|Bro. James Wyatt|
Gamma Pi men cover all the major branches of the service -- Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Many Brothers achieved officer status. Some are still serving as reservists and are even participating in overseas tours as recently as in the last year.
|Bro. Roland Penn|
As part of the salute to military Brothers, the protocol committee has collected photographs of Gamma Pi men in their official military uniforms and gear, many from "back in the day." Some go as far back as the early 1950s, namely Bros. James Wyatt (Army) and Roland Penn (Air Force), who are both in their 80s and spry as ever. Must have been the military training mixed in with the Omega experience that has kept these Brothers young!
According to Bro Rogers, the idea to pay respects to military veterans for this year's Achievement Week was the brainchild of Bro. Ron Swann. Chapter Brothers with a military background were requested to send in their photos and short bios for this project. Below are the photos and military thumbnails of other Gamma Pi Brothers:
Brother Aaron Ajani, Lieutenant Commander, 18 years, Active, 1MP2010, LM 6909
Brother Tim Blount, USAF, Col Retired, 23 years
Brother Harold Pratt - Sgt. U.S. Air Force - served 9/67 to 6/71 (crew member flying combat missions Vietnam era)
Brother Clint Green, U.S. Air Force, from 1978 to 1982 as a Missile Combat Crew Commander. Then 1982 to 1989 as Logistician.
Brother Terry Rogers, Cpt. US Army Transportation Corp., 1979-1990
Brother Ronnie J. McIlwain, Served 29 years in the Army
Brother Christopher Green, enlisted into the US Army at age 18 in December 1995 to May 1998, to Virginia National Guard until 2003. He served as Heavy Construction Equipment Engineer.
Brother Joshua P. Roberson, US Army- Vietnam era
Brother Michael Mitchell, JAG CORPS, Army, Major / O-4, 20 years of service as a drilling reservist (active)
Brother Willie L Blanding, Jr., LTC, US Army, 26 years
Brother Kenneth Rodgers, Major, US Army, 24 years
Brother James Riley, US Army, 4 years, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Air Assault
Brother Darryl Thompson, Army Reserves, 20 Years, Military Police/Force Protection
Brother Lawrence Dukes, 3 years Army - Active Duty, 11 years Army National Guard
Brother Gregory Gaines, 1LT (p) US Army AG Corp, 3 Years
Bro. James Wyatt more recently
Brother Donald Hart, GPI Spring 90, Marine Corps, Served from 1979-1982