Lyman Ward Military Academy Kicks Off...

Lyman Ward Military Academy Kicks Off Major Enrollment Period

There are 297 comments on the Market Wire story from Jan 5, 2009, titled Lyman Ward Military Academy Kicks Off Major Enrollment Period. In it, Market Wire reports that:

While accepting students year-round, Camp Hill, Alabama-based Lyman Ward Military Academy kicks off its major enrollment period in January and, as one of the nation's leading military boarding schools, the ...

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GP Wells

Philadelphia, PA

#304 Feb 19, 2014
You bunch of fools.It is a Military school and most of you weren't there in the early 70's. You couldn't handle . What a pathetic group. You were there most likely because you weren't worth a crap in the outside world , means neither were your parents. If you can't handle discipline, get the hell out of there and get your parents to take care of you. I was there for 4 years in the 70's. class of 76. You don't have any idea what is is all about. I really feel sorry for you since most of you probably are on some type of medication for some little issue such as not having a great life growing up. I didn't have a father, he's dead. I grew up quick because of that school and it is the reason for my successes in life and business. Quit crying, kill yourself over military school, too bad. Drinking Brasso, what a whimp. Can't handle LWMA, then you should have left. I am a better person for it and withstood far worse than you could imagine. Stop complaining like you always do, grow up and get on with life.
warning

Montgomery, AL

#305 Mar 11, 2014
i have a friend who attended lymn he just not to long ago showed me videos of beatings ,fights,and stupid stuff ,he has a video where another student told a younger student to beat someone up or he gets it again to night and by that raped for the past year i thought about attending lymn because i have adhd and i kinda need that strcture in my life but those videos doing drugs in a god for saking place
Jeff Abbett

Warrior, AL

#306 Mar 11, 2014
For any parent who comes to this site and reads these things (just like my wife and I did) and becomes dismayed by the things you read please contact the school, take a tour and get them to give you some names of current parents to call. I have parents call me all the time now. Our son has been at LWMA for 2.5 years and will graduate in May. We sent him there for grades and because he wanted to go. He and we do not regret that decision. It has done wonders for our son and he will be attending Marion Military this fall and preparing for a life as an Army officer. Cadets get out of the school exactly what they put into to it. Just as we all do in life. As parents of one child who we love very much we highly value what the school has done for our son. Things are not perfect there but I would challenge anyone to name me one perfect school. The people in charge care about the boys and do all they can to nurture, challenge and educate them in a disciplined environment.
DAS 75

Montgomery, AL

#308 Apr 17, 2014
nate wrote:
I talked with the attorney named Thomas Rodney who represents the school and I went there in 1999 and abuse torture rapes and everything went on when I was there. His words were the school pays me to cover up the abuse and I could care less what happened when you were there or now or ever for all I care. He is despicable just like the staff at Lyman ward. Lyman ward is a place where rich white trash spoiled kids bully and torment other kids and pick on weak people. Also most of the parents who support the school are racist tea party extremists who are crazy anyways.
First of all Mr. Nate, your misinforming this audience. There is no such licensed attorney named Thomas Rodney located in Alabama. Anyone tha is a racist tea party extremists and crazy is YOU. Whoever this Rodney fellow is doubt he knows a smart mouth named Nate from Georgia is presenting smoke screens behind his back, I personally characterize you as a total nut.
MBd

Foley, AL

#309 Jun 10, 2014
My son went there in 2010 and hazing and all types abuse happens. What goes on there is horrific and the school should be shut down. I have proof. If I could change one thing in my life it would be sending my son there. Parents beware! Listen to your boys
Wilson Franklin wrote:
I also attended Lyman Ward, but more recently than than Mr. Hale and Mr. Dianich. The academy has an unfortunate history of hazing, assault, and money problems.
Within the last few years, however, a new administration, a more selective screening process, and more parental involvement has led to vast improvement. Hazing is virtually nonexistent. Unlike previous years, if a cadet hazes another cadet, he is immediately kicked out of the academy. LWMA does not, under any circumstance, permit assault.
LWMA turned my life around (C- student, habitual thief, no respect for parents or authority). I became battalion commander my senior year, valedictorian, and am presently enrolled at the University of Alabama. I am forever indebted to the academy and hope that many other young men get to experience all the school has to offer.
MBd

Foley, AL

#310 Jun 10, 2014
I would love to have the evidence. I have my own but this could be very helpful to me. Thank you.
warning wrote:
i have a friend who attended lymn he just not to long ago showed me videos of beatings ,fights,and stupid stuff ,he has a video where another student told a younger student to beat someone up or he gets it again to night and by that raped for the past year i thought about attending lymn because i have adhd and i kinda need that strcture in my life but those videos doing drugs in a god for saking place
MBd

Foley, AL

#311 Jun 10, 2014
I plead with any parent thinking of sending your son to this school, pls don't. I made the worst mistake of my life sending my son there. There is extreme abuse taking place at this school. Physical, verbal and sexual assaults. There is a wealth of information online about the abuse and what really happens behind those walls. Believe the videos you see of the abuse:( Don't be naive like me.My heart breaks when I think of what the boys are going through at this school.
Jeff Abbett

Warrior, AL

#312 Jun 11, 2014
MBd wrote:
I plead with any parent thinking of sending your son to this school, pls don't. I made the worst mistake of my life sending my son there. There is extreme abuse taking place at this school. Physical, verbal and sexual assaults. There is a wealth of information online about the abuse and what really happens behind those walls. Believe the videos you see of the abuse:( Don't be naive like me.My heart breaks when I think of what the boys are going through at this school.
My son just graduated after spending 2.5 years there. He got a scholarship to Marion Military for this fall. He is thankful he graduated from LWMA. My wife and I are as well. You may can speak for you and your experience but you don't speak for all parents. I know many parents who are thankful for the school. As for the wealth of information online....I say anyone can put stuff on line. Many of the things written are from boys who never wanted to be there to start with and I would bet money many of them have issues wherever they attend. They may need to look in a mirror for the source of those issues. The school is like life. You get out of it what you put into it. Our experience for 2.5 years was a good one overall.
Morrison 90

Mount Pleasant, SC

#313 Jun 18, 2014
My LWMA could have been an aweful experience. Fortunately my biggest antagonist was kicked out halfway through my first year. I spent the rest of the year figuring out how to "play the game" at LW. If you saw it any other way, you would be bucking the system, which I will admit, led to hazing ( I hazed), beatings ( dont think I did any), and other punishment. I never saw any rapes, thank goodness.

I did not enjoy LW as an institution, I enjoyed the great friends I made there. One of my biggest regrets in life is not keeping up with some of them over the years.
Nate

Decatur, GA

#315 Aug 8, 2014
The attorneys name is thomas radney and I'm very liberal and I hate conservatives like your self and I am an advocate for child abuse victims. Numerous kids have died been molested and everything at lyman ward
Nate

Decatur, GA

#316 Aug 8, 2014
republicans and people like u das 75 are evil I'm a civil rights child abuse advocate. The attorney name is thomas radney not thomas Rodney
Weaksauce

Mong Kok, Hong Kong

#317 Aug 21, 2014
You are all the most weak minded people I have ever encountered.
Sharpe fan

Huntsville, AL

#319 Sep 22, 2014
Drew Sharpe's comments are very enlightening. I wonder what the current LWMA colonel thinks about them?
Understand

United States

#320 Jan 11, 2015
To cadet Hale.
Read all your threads. Seems like your consumed by past. I truly understand. Let it go. Forgive and forget. Will only keep you and yours down. Move on for you and yours. Can't change past, can only change future.
Steven

Las Vegas, NV

#321 Aug 7, 2015
hale wrote:
ftrot 87-89 who r u? do you remember what they did to trey when he stole that necklace? im headed down for the case, ill be arriving the 25th with billy sum--- and im also trying to get ahold of your ol boy dewey although he probably wont come. Heard that one of us may have committed suicide, which one? kohler is in china it seems, Bready wont talk about anything from the past, and scott d- well im gonna try to get ahold of him although his phone appears to be off right now. Please, if you know of our ol brothers, please contact them for a meeting on the 26th. I will be talking with Tom, the president of the washington times news paper to try to get some national media attention and I will probably also be calling in my Uncle whom is still in the service and I believe he just recently went from a bird to a star, so he ight know a few people at the pentagon that might be able to look at the schools standings/ accredidation and have those stripped for years of gross neglect and condoning the type of behavior that Lyman Ward has earned such a reputation fore. As far as jenrette turning the school around,who was in charge during some of the worst recorded years in LWMA history? Whom allowed their son to bring alcohol onto the campus to sell to minors? Whom was it that had us sign those statements about schwart--- and then told us to never mention it again? Whom kept that same company commander on campus after they had been proven to be strong arming the cadets for their care packages and allowances? Yeah, Jenrette may just be the devil himself, beyond reproach cuz hes a citadel alum, just out of curriousity were all those catholic priests beyond reproach too? yeah, he'll get the academy back on track, by condoning the abuse of children. hit me up on fb.lets do this but do it right <quoted text>
I been there... my friend killed himself behind the School and I was forced to leave for my own safety after court
Steven

Las Vegas, NV

#322 Aug 7, 2015
Shut it down
Johnny

Denham Springs, LA

#323 Apr 18, 2016
Does anybody know what the cause of the most recent death was at LWMA? It was some kid named Nelson. There seems to be a lot of deaths associated with this school. Does anybody remember that flaming homosexual, Capt. Lybrand that taught at the school? He was murdered during the summer (late 1980's). There were rumors that he also liked young boys. He and Walter Myer would have made a pretty couple. LOL! And what happened to Hale? He hasn't posted in a long time. His experience at LWMA seemed to be almost as traumatizing as mine was.

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