Lunch With A Cadet

I recently had the pleasure of having lunch with 2 of our cadets from 1963.  Tommy Waller who is enjoying semi-retirement and has recently stepped back into the retail flooring business and who lives in Marietta GA with his wife Beth, and Harrison McCraw Jr., now known as Dr. J. Harrison McCraw Jr. PhD. who is now a tenured professor at West Georgia University.  We had a great discussion about CMA, old friends, politics, the economy, health care.  Other stories I am not allowed to tell because they were off the record.  Tommy and Harrison had some great  stories about sports at CMA as well as in their college years.  Maybe you will get to hear some of these stories at one of our Annual CMA Reunions.  Harrison and Tommy were unsure if they could make it to the next reunion because of work schedules but promised to try to get to a reunion soon.  Since they have reunited as friends they said that they might be able to travel together to a reunion soon.  We all promised to get together for another "Cadets Lunch" soon.

I plan to get together whenever I can with all of the cadets that now live near me  in South Carolina and North Carolina.  Anyone in this area please contact me so that we can schedule a lunch meeting soon after the new year.

"In Memory" pages

 I have added a new cadet to the " In Memory" pages, I was notified this week that a 1966 CMA Cadet has passed away in November 2009, his name was Keith George of Fayetteville NC.

During this holiday season visit our "In Memory" pages and leave your comments about our "Fallen Friends" for their friends to read.

Year End Wrap Up

I just wanted to end the year with my sincere thanks to all of you for making my year one of the best in recent memory.  The website, the regional reunions, the lunch with a cadet, the annual reunion and all of the phone calls, emails, Christmas cards from all of you, has really made my year.  I apologize for not getting my personal Christmas cards out this year because of our move.  I hope that being back home in South Carolina with help me get to know and reunite with more of my CMA friends.  So long for now.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you.

Randy Jennings

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Hoping that each and every one of you has a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.  We look forward to seeing and hearing from you in the new year.  We have a great 2010 Annual Reunion planned and will be getting the info out to all of you after the holidays.  We are also still trying to plan 1 or 2 more regional reunions.  We hope that you have enjoyed the website and newsletters over the last 9 months.

Website Donations

Thank you to all who have donated to the Website and Reunion Fund.  Your generous contribution is appreciated.  Without loyal Alumni Association members such as you we would not be able to host such a great website.  We encourage each of you to donated to this fund so that we can keep the website and reunion up and running.  Rest assured that any monies taken in will be used to maintain and improve the website and provide comfortable facilities at our annual reunion for all to enjoy.  I got an email from a cadet wanting to know what is the appropriate amount to donate.  Any amount that you can afford will be sufficient, Donations have been ranging from $25 to $100.  Please donate only what you can afford.  

That is all for now,  I truly hope that we see each other soon.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


Chuck Pless


Carolina Military Academy
An Alumni Association
December 2009 Newsletter
Volume 1                                                                   Maxton, North Carolina                      Dec 2009                                                                              Number 8
"That's All Folks"
"Photo's Of The Month"
Randy Jennings
"Last Months Photo's Of The Month"
Chuck Pless - President
OK This Should Be An Easy One
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I can not believe that no one recognized the cadet in this photo except "Dr. J. Harrison McCraw himself of Carrolton GA.  Harrison is a professor at West Georgia University Your can reach him at  You guys need to try a little harder.