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Dr. Patrick Hawley, Recent Retirement

I have recently retired from 49 years of teaching mostly at the collegiate level, where I directed Campus Crusade for Christ. To borrow a great tome from arguably the greatest basketball coach who ever lived: "One is important and one is not." Interestingly, someone wanted to know who "she" is and I am not offended at all! When myI early friends saw the name Pat they thought I was a girl. I served with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam, my dad was an Apache, and my mother is a Lakoda.
She was the Last of Wild America. My grandmother looked like Ishi, who was a Stone Age Atavistic Native American. I was nearly elected President of my Freshman Class at Lone Oak High School the day the class thought I was a girl but Ifell into the habit of losing to Joe Sloan, who always had a great ability to defeat me in such political arenas and now has gone on to be with the Lord. A poignant point is that he won that election, because I was from Hendron and everyone thought I was a girl!!!I was so new to the school and Pat was my given name. Because I come from a father centered culture, I understood completely Many people would not vote for or elect a lady or young girl to a high school office. Sloan would have won anyway and we became great friends. We lost him to Agent Orange after he served one year with the 25th Infantry. I was always around Agent Orange, but never in it. I send all my love and best wishes to the 101st, 11th Armored Cavalry, and the 173rd Airborne along with my Lone Oak Class of 1963. The 101st really is a Band of Brothers.(I was only good enough to be attached to them, although I would have enjoyed a parachute jump.) They were incredible troopers. The 173rd ran into an ambush in the La Trang Valley and had no air support; nothing could fly in that space: Narrow with triple jungle canopy. We lost 97 men one afternoon in 1967. They defended Dak To and saved the village. The first Medal of Honor winner from Detroit was Milton Olive the Third who jumped on a grenade to save his buddies. Incredible person, really. He probably had few rights in Detroit. They did name one of the parks after him. The 11th Armored Cav or BLACK HORSE was commanded by Lt. Col George Patton the Fourth who actually wore the pistols his father wore in WWII. We were surrounded by 5000 North Vietnamese and he rescued us!!! Black Horse always did it throughout their many years of great service. (Read the book I rode with Black Horse for a wonderful vignette of them,) They saved us on 22 Feb 69.To my wonderful class: God Bless You all!!! I had the best high school experience of anyone I ever met and Joe Sloan once said, "Hawley you were the poorest kid who ever went through Lone Oak High School." Actually i WAS THE RICHEST. This winding down now with times winged messenger hurrying near is only part of the great plan God has for all of us. After so much life so little death: AND a forever life with Jesus Christ, who is the One and Only 30

posted July 26th, 2017

Pat Hawley named to Who's Who in America

Dr. Patrick Hawley, who directs Campus Crusade for Christ at Alabama A & M University has been named to Who's Who in america for 2014. He graduated from Lone Oak in 1963, Paducah Junior College, the University of Kentucky, and has an earned Doctorate from Indiana University. A vietnam veteran, who served as Fort Carson Liaison to the Adjutant General of the U.S. Army, he also
was named to the International Platform Association for Outstanding Speakers in 1997. Dr. Hawley has two children Cherise and Charlotte, and teaches with his wife, the former Lucrecia Thomas at Alabama A & M University.

posted August 25th, 2013

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