Castle Heights Military Academy was much more than just another school. For each and every cadet, it became a huge part of his or her life. The total involvement in social and academic activities created memories that remain for an entire lifetime. The images, sounds, vocabulary, and even smells will forever linger in our thoughts.
|"You're Stuck !"
"Gone to th' Butthole."
"Fall In !"
"Meet me in the Dugout."
|"Five demerits for just that?"
"Round Table Council"
"It's in FM-22-5 paragraph 13, study your MST"
- Cold winter mornings with only just one noisy, banging radiator for heat in your room
- Trying to stretch the $3.00 weekly allowance and still be able to catch a movie downtown on Saturday
- The great feeling of making it through Freshman year and being allowed to tresspass the "Circle"
- Brasso, lots of Brasso (Why did they want the back of a belt buckle to shine?)
- The fear of upcoming GI Day
- Trying not to gag at some of the "Sweetheart of the Corps" submissions
- Crushing a thumb in an M-1 trying to learn "Inspection Arms"
- "Short Sheets"
- Marching to chow and popping caps at entrance
- Praying for the day you get a place in "Tower"
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- "One of my fondest memories of Heights were the thunderstorms.
I can remember sitting in the window of my room in Chapel watching the
rain fill the potholes and run down the street. As the trees got
saturated the soft clean smell would fill the air, and with the added
ozone from the lightning, it was a renewal of the atmosphere.
Several times we would sit and watch for the hour or so it took the
storms to blow through, even at two in the morning. I never seemed to
miss the sleep when I awoke to that damn bugle, refreshed and ready for
another day on the Hill."
Charlie Specht Class of 1967
- Col. Dan T. "Hey You Boy!" Ingram - commandant who taught Army of Northern Virginia history for U.S. History.
Major Sweat who taught biology and lectured to us (including his son) on the moral application of biloogy to human beings.
Major Leftwich who reported for the Nashville Banner and Tennessee as a stringer, in between classes in geometry and advanced algebra - and did a memorable job of each.
... And many other stories which are probably still actionable if any of those involved still live, God bless 'em all!
Courtesy of C A Eubanks Class of 58
- Nearly thirty years have passed and I have to say that very few people have influenced my life more than the unique individuals who not only taught on the Hill but made it a life as well. The dedication of these men was nothing short of phenomenal. I know their paychecks never reflected the heart that they put into the job. I will forever be in their debt. Mr. Eubanks said it just right, "God Bless 'Em All!"
Ford Moss Class of '69
- Once a Heightsman, always a Heightsman. We are all family, not by geneology, but by association. But our bondship is stronger than that of any family geneology.
Dean Richey Class of '72