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Jimmy McGraw ’60 entered Chapter Eternal on June 10, 2018. His wife Frances shares, “Jim attended Oklahoma A&M College in 1954-1956 on a football scholarship when the students still sang OAMC! He loved being there and loved Sigma Phi Epsilon! He often said the fraternity changed his life. Football took Jim to Eastern New Mexico University where he earned a football scholarship and played for that fine team for three years! That is where we met, dated, and were married. Jim wanted to fly above all else and he felt the military was his only chance. He had two years of ROTC at Oklahoma A&M and he transferred to West Texas State University. He graduated there in 1960 with a commission in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant. He served in the Army for 21 years and retired as a major. He went to flight school in 1964 and then served two one-year tours in Vietnam as a fixed wing pilot. Later he flew helicopters in Hawaii and Arizona. Jim earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Stars, the Meritorious Service Medal, and numerous other commendations during his 21-year career.
During our 61 years of marriage we had a son and a daughter and now have six grandsons. They call themselves ‘Papa Jim’s Six Pack!’
Oklahoma State was Jim’s first college experience and he loved it so much. We always followed the OSU Cowboys in football and basketball and eagerly watched Eddie Sutton, Buddy Ryan, and Coach Neal Armstrong throughout their careers as they had befriended Jim while he was at Stillwater. He loved being considered a part of the OClub and we supported it as much as we could along with Sigma Phi Epsilon.”
Glenn A. Leonhart ’53 reports to us from his daughter Alice, “My dad just celebrated his 90th birthday! My parents, Glenn and Marilyn, have been married for 62 years! They have four happily married daughters, 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. They live in a very nice assisted living facility called Redmond Heights Senior Living in Redmond, Wash., near Seattle and close to two of their daughters. We just moved them there from a facility in Issaquah. My dad enjoys reading his Alpha Artery and reminiscing about his SigEp days, so keep them coming! To keep in touch with Glenn, you can email his daughter at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach him at (425) 941-5926.