Received an email from
Jim Bullion on June 8th, 2005 - he is finally headed home for good from
Iraq on June 11th after completing two deployments totaling 18
months away! He sent the picture below:
recently received some very sad news, HPF brother Bruce
McLane (class of 1972 and probably better known as 'old grandfather frog') died of heart failure on May 11,
There is an obituary for Bruce in Sunday's (May 15)
Washington Post; Bruce worked at the Post for the
past 20 years as a senior advertising executive.
A memorial service
for Bruce was held Saturday May 28th in Bethesda,
Maryland. According to David Hunt,
his memorial service, which
was attended by many (15or so) of the boys, was very
moving, and great eulogies were given by Tom Kent and
Dicky Hefler, among others.
deepest condolences go out for Bruce's wife Claire and their
Alexis and Isabelle McLane.
I remember so vividly
living with Bruce and Claire in the 'mansion' over in
Norwich for two years back in the late seventies as well
as his involvement with many other HPF occasions over
the years including attending the mini-reunion of HPF
Bro at the Penn-Dartmouth game just this past fall.
Photo of Bro at the Memorial (right
to left), courtesy of Brian O'Sullivan via Bob Leach
Joe (Deedah) Younger, Chuck (Hulk) Higden, Dave (Dumbshit Texan)
Clark, Dan Sheedy, Richard (Dickie Dump Truck) Hefler, Steve (Payme)
Johnson, Lex McCusker, Dave (Doody) Hunt, Brian (Bumpy)
O'Sullivan, Jeff (Ceeps) Reed, Frank (Ghost) Anton, and Tom
forwarded me a recent email he received from Jim Bullion in Iraq on
April 18th. Jim said he was supposed to return from his
latest posting in May but has extended his tour until June at
the request of his commanding general. Jim did have one
request - he is once again running low on cigars and asked if
any HPF bro could send him some if possible. He also
forwarded the following photo.
Sarge on April 5, 2005 with Iraq
I received an email from Lt. Colonel James
Bullion on New Years Day, 2005. Jim is back in Iraq and is now
assigned to the Multinational Security Transition Command, which is
responsible for rebuilding the Iraqi military and police forces.
Let's all wish for Jim to have a safe tour and return to his family
as soon as possible. Jim can be reached by email at