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Harold A. "Hap" Langstaff, Class of 1950

Harold A. "Hap" Langstaff, Class of 1950[Published in the Golden Eagles web site April 2011] Lieutenant Colonel Harold A. "Hap" Langstaff, USMC (Ret.) made his final takeoff on Friday, April 8, 2011 in Sacramento, CA at age 90. Hap Langstaff was born February 2, 1921 in Pittsburgh, PA. He completed two years at the University of Michigan from the fall of 1939 through the spring of 1941 before being called into military service. While at Michigan he played on the Michigan football team and roomed with Bob Ufer, his best friend from Mount Lebanon High School outside of Pittsburgh, PA. They were both members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Hap joined the Marine Corps in June 1941, entered flight training in September, and was designated a naval aviator on July 23, 1942. After completing additional fighter training and carrier qualifications, he reported to VMF-215, 1st Marine Air Wing and flew F4F's and F4U's in support of the Guadalcanal Campaign. He flew 113 combat missions from April 1943 - March 1944, and was credited with shooting down three Japanese Zeros in the Solomons. Hap was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and eight Air Medals for his heroic actions. Following a tour back in the States, he returned to the Pacific with VMF-321 flying F6F's aboard the U.S.S. Puget Sound, and took part in the Japanese Occupation from August 1945 - February 1946.

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Michael Addleman, Class of 1984

Michael Addleman, Class of 1984[Published in the Monett Times on December 31, 2010] Michael Duane Addleman, age 49, of St. Louis, formerly of Mt. Vernon and Springfield, Missouri, passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at the St. Louis University Hospital after battling a long illness. He was born on May 24, 1961 in Corvallis, Oregon, the son of Duane and Nancy (Brown) Addleman. Michael grew up in Big Rapids, Michigan and it was there that he accepted his Lord and Savior.

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Woodward A. “Chip” Warrick, Jr., Class of 1947

Woodward A. “Chip” Warrick, Jr., Class of 1947[October 2010] Woodward A. "Chip" Warrick, Jr. '47 was the 2007 winner of the Ufer Award. Over the last seven decades, Warrick built up a long list of accomplishments at, and in support of, the University. He was a member of the U of M wrestling teams of 1943 and 1944. Warrick earned an Engineering degree in 1946 and then obtained a degree from the Michigan Business School in 1947.

After college, Warrick maintained a close affiliation with the University by serving as President of the U of M Club of Cincinnati in 1961 and 1962, as well as President of the M Club in 1967.

According to the M Club, Warrick was instrumental in the move to admit women into the organization and on its executive board. He also played a key role in the creation of the Ufer Award. It is worth noting that Ufer was Warrick's college roommate.

The M Club also credited Warrick with helping to develop in the early 1960s a pipeline of strong Michigan football recruits from the Cincinnati area including Bob Timberlake, Mel Anthony and Carl Ward among other standouts. More recently, the M Club recognized Warrick's significant support for U of M's new and much improved wrestling facilities.