Lawrence Ploetz '68 - ROTC

Lawrence Ploetz and his wife posingAttached please find a photo of me and my wife Denise (Chapnic) Ploetz AU ‘69 at an Ansbach, Germany Battalion Christmas dance in 1969. I was in the 32nd AADCOM, 4th Battalion, 57th Artillery and was the Battalion Adjutant. I received the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. Returned to AU and got my Masters Degree in Ceramic Science using the GI Bill to help pay for my education.

Education: B.S. Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University - 1968 M.S. Ceramic Science, Alfred University - 1974 Military: Captain, U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery, Active duty 1968-1970, 4th Battalion, 57th Artillery, 32nd AADCOM, Ansbach, Germany. Received Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service.

Major Cougland (sp) was responsible for me going advanced ROTC. The $50/month allowance helped too. Being an Adjutant really helped my report and letter writing skills that I used to further my career in the field of glass science. My two nearly years stationed in Germany were some of the best time in my life.