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Lunch and Dinner
Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet
13 JUN 22 - 6:30 PM
11 JUL 22 - 11:30 AM

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9 Jun 2022

Greetings T3 Folks –

First things first – grab he calendar and mark next Monday the 13th of June and if you are close enough mark it as our next DMS informal dinner.  Even month – evening dinner around 1830.  Our new grub joint is quickly becoming the usual place.  Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffett  in Woodbridge at 1965 Daniel Stuart Square.  Very easy to find and its right at the Opitz Blvd and Route 1 intersection in Woodbridge.   How was last time??

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Bob Urban “Bobby Spoons” is part of a Bluegrass Band called :The Accidental Jug Band”.  They just released a CD  called Whitesbog Boogie.  Bob, a charter DMSr, retired Marine and overall great guy, plays the harmonica and the spoons.  You can search their Facebook page, like it, and also get the instructions of how to buy their CD.
DMS Alumni - Notable Notes

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
Bruce P. Crandall, COL (R)
Update March 2020
Anyone on Facebook that would like to share with the group?

Narratives and pictures furnished by Jack Batt.
Some pictures of four surveyors from the 30th Eng Bn (TOPO) taken at Ft DuPont, DE in March 1940. Courtesy of Rick Rogers, MSgt, USAF (ret)

Coins and Badges

Ricky Lang

30th Eng Bn (TOPO)

Photo's of various Coins and Badges over the years.
Courtesy of Virgil Tarry


See the collection of photos from the 100th anniversary at the DMS Anniversary page.
National Geospatial Intelligence Alumni Association Membership Information.

NGAA Membership Application

Robert G. Swanson

Bob Urban


Bill Sutton

I wonder what Bill Sutton is up to lately.  You can find him on Facebook at this link:

Camp A. A. Humphreys

Fort Belvoir Website
Part of the Bluegrass Band called "The Accidental Jug Band"
Robert G. Swanson passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021.

An email from perhaps our most famous student (D-TOPO 1954).  I heard from retired Colonel Bruce Crandall.  Colonel Crandall because of heroics during the Vietnam War was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.  He was portrayed in his military heroics in the movie “We Were Soldiers” staring Mel Gibson.  The Colonel’s role, “Snake”, was played by Greg Kinnear. In it the Colonel gave some interesting 30th Engineer Battalion history which included former DMSr LTC Cornelius John Radu.  We’ll pass along all his comments in the near future.   I was truly humbled to hear from Colonel Crandall.  Thank you Sir!!  You can read about him on our website under the tab “More than a School”.

-Jack Batt
Defense Mapping School  104th Anniversary -- 11 May 2022


Rickey Odell Lang, Sr., 63 passed away on April 3, 2020.

Commissioned: Engineer Officer Candidate School, Ft. Belvoir, VA, 1954  (Biography)
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