William V. Cox, known to cadets as Co...

William V. Cox, known to cadets as Colonel Cox./ PMA 1940-74

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Ponca Military Academy

Hamilton, OH

#1 Mar 11, 2007
I would like to know the Colonel's birth and death dates. I would also like to see Pma included in Ponca City's history, i.e., The PMA Memorial Park, The Marland Mansion. PMA was an iatrical part of Ponca City's history and yet so forgotten. Our Alumni Committee are working very hard to make this happen. We have an upcoming reunion September 28th and 29th at Comfort Inn. Why is PMA known so little to many. It was a great school and the majority of students became successful as a result. I realize there was a riot in 1972 that made the headlines but there are always bad apples in the barrel. Majority of cadets hold a great respect for PMA and it's history. It had a great impact on our lives. Respectfully, Walter Stiemetz, R.N.,Federal Program Administrator, Medical Management II, National Government Servcies-Offices of Medicare, Medical Review., PMA Alumni Committe Member and Cadet Seargent 1971-73.
PMA Memories

AOL

#2 Jul 12, 2007
Ponca Military Academy wrote:
I would like to know the Colonel's birth and death dates. I would also like to see Pma included in Ponca City's history, i.e., The PMA Memorial Park, The Marland Mansion. PMA was an iatrical part of Ponca City's history and yet so forgotten. Our Alumni Committee are working very hard to make this happen. We have an upcoming reunion September 28th and 29th at Comfort Inn. Why is PMA known so little to many. It was a great school and the majority of students became successful as a result. I realize there was a riot in 1972 that made the headlines but there are always bad apples in the barrel. Majority of cadets hold a great respect for PMA and it's history. It had a great impact on our lives. Respectfully, Walter Stiemetz, R.N.,Federal Program Administrator, Medical Management II, National Government Servcies-Offices of Medicare, Medical Review., PMA Alumni Committe Member and Cadet Seargent 1971-73.
As a former Ponca City girl, my fondest teenage memories were those of going to the PMA dances. The boys always looked elegant and handsome in their uniforms and the girls were treated like royalty. We all got individual corsages and got to "dress up" in formal wear. It was such fun.
So yes, PMA is definately a huge part of Ponca City history.
PMA rocks!
Lie Buster

Stillwater, OK

#3 Jul 14, 2007
Yeah, those were grate days, when the drop-out rate was high, and your teacher could remember ur name. The only ones who played sports were the ones their parents worked for the oil scam company. The truth hurts huh?

9/11 was a scam.

Peace
Lemonade

AOL

#4 Jul 30, 2007
Lie Buster wrote:
Yeah, those were grate days, when the drop-out rate was high, and your teacher could remember ur name. The only ones who played sports were the ones their parents worked for the oil scam company. The truth hurts huh?
9/11 was a scam.
Peace
Wow! You sound bitter! I played sports. My dad didn't work for Conoco but it sure employed a lot of folks. Still does.
And yea, 9/11 was a bummer.

Since: Mar 07

Florence, KY

#5 Aug 5, 2007
The late Colonel William V. Cox, B.A., M.A.
B.A. Oklahoma University, 1921; Principal and Head Coach, Oklahoma 1921-22; Carmon Oklahoma 1922-23; Freshman and Graduate work, Oklahoma University 1923-24; Head Coach and History Instructor, Henryetta, Oklahoma 1924-26; Director of Athletics and Instructor, Wentworth Military academy, Lexington Missouri, 1926-35; Instructor in History and Director of Athletics, Missouri Military Academy, 1936-40; Ponca Military Academy, 1940.
1900-1975
God Bless the Colonel

Since: Mar 07

Florence, KY

#6 Aug 5, 2007
Our new website is up and runnging for close to a year now. www.poncamilitaryacademy.com
We want the spirit of PMA to live on. Our Alimni reunion Sept 28th and 29th 2007 will be headquartered at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Ponca City. The PMA Memorial Park ceremony will be Sept 29 and 30th am. It would be nice to see Ponca City residents in attendance. A replica of the PMA Campus buildings are placed at the Memorial Park made from the original floor plans. the Memorial Park is at the entrance where the school was. Check it out folks!!
kansas city missouri

Columbia, MO

#7 Aug 7, 2007
come and join the PMACLASSMATES e mail group yahoo.com

I know i will be there on the 29 30
PMA Reunion 2007

Florence, KY

#8 Aug 16, 2007
TO ALL PMA CADETS



IN RECENT YEARS WE HAVE HAD AN ACTION AT THE REUNION, AND IT HAS BECAME A LARGER EVENT EACH YEAR! WE WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THIS YEAR OUR BEST EVER. WE ASKING YOU BRING ONE ITEM THAT WE CAN AUCTION THIS YEAR. IT CAN BE ANY THING THAT YOU FEEL WOULD BE A GREAT ITEM TO ACTION. THANKS FOR YOU SUPPORT AND WE WILL SEE YOU September 28TH AND 29TH 2007.



FROM THE FLAG POLE
PMA Reunion 2007

Hamilton, OH

#9 Aug 25, 2007
The PMA group site was started by one of our very own alumni and is a great site. Registration and membership is. You will find many interesting photos, files, chats. Thank you David. Come join us:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PMACLASSMATES/
PMA Reunion 2007

Hamilton, OH

#10 Aug 25, 2007
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PMACLASSMATES/

Registration and membership is free. It has been up and running for nearly two years and a great resource to chat with former cadets, or just visit.
Dudley Hartman

San Diego, CA

#11 Sep 14, 2007
PMA Memories wrote:
<quoted text>
As a former Ponca City girl, my fondest teenage memories were those of going to the PMA dances. The boys always looked elegant and handsome in their uniforms and the girls were treated like royalty. We all got individual corsages and got to "dress up" in formal wear. It was such fun.
So yes, PMA is definately a huge part of Ponca City history.
PMA rocks!
Take a look at www.poncamilitaryacademy.com and PMACLASSMATES.
Pat M

Harrah, OK

#12 Jan 20, 2008
I grew up in PC and PMA was a big part of my life as well as a lot of my friends. From the dances at the school, to the dress parades to the cadets coming to our church. I loved being part of it and I love the fact that PMA is not dying . I was in PC for my 45 year class reuion and my cousin and I went out to see the flag pole and the repleca of the school. our reuion was the 1st weekend of Oct. Brought back a lot of wonder full memories. I have looked at the pictures from 2007 and 2008 reuion would like to know names with the pictures its been a long time.
I was very proud to know the cadets from my jr and high school days. I know they have all gone a long way in life because of there schooling at PMA
Steve Heller

Stigler, OK

#13 Aug 10, 2008
I am glad to see this message board for PMA. Many of you remember me and my brother John who was co-cadet captain at PMA. The good memories still remain with the great displine we all received. I hope to hear from you. 2nd Lt. Steve Heller; promoted 1972 from Master Sargent.
Bill Duncan

AOL

#14 Sep 11, 2008
For all, I attended PMA from the 6th grade through 12th, and found the experience to be uplifting and rewarding - I am happy to see the PMA Web site up and running. I will be attending the 2008 reunion coming from Baltimore,Maryland.
BIll Duncan, Cadet 1ST Lt
class of 68
kansas city missouri

Columbia, MO

#15 Jan 30, 2010
let see if we can get everyone to come to the 2010 reunion
pmaclassmates

Columbia, MO

#16 Jan 30, 2010
Steve Heller wrote:
I am glad to see this message board for PMA. Many of you remember me and my brother John who was co-cadet captain at PMA. The good memories still remain with the great displine we all received. I hope to hear from you. 2nd Lt. Steve Heller; promoted 1972 from Master Sargent.
yes sir I hope to see you all 2010 at the reunion please come and join pmaclassmates yahoo group
Garland Maddox

United States

#17 Feb 3, 2011
I love pma I was a cadet from 1962 to 1967,its true i did spend a lot of time around the flag pole
rember captain Honeyman,the nose on the wall.Very cold nights on the pole.The school saved me from a lot of problems, diden care much for -THITCH- you all rember him.
rember MRS SELF,our house mother she was great.
doug

Tulsa, OK

#18 Jun 26, 2011
the riot was a blast! all hail the "purple gang"
RANDY NEWMAN

United States

#20 Oct 27, 2016
doug wrote:
the riot was a blast! all hail the "purple gang"
Damn sure tried to. I got faculity(24)swats. Today thats child abuse. And for the hellers real tuff boys abusing the first floor cadets. Looked for you for years,lucky for uall i didnt
RANDY NEWMAN

United States

#21 Nov 4, 2016
Ponca Military Academy wrote:
The late Colonel William V. Cox, B.A., M.A.
B.A. Oklahoma University, 1921; Principal and Head Coach, Oklahoma 1921-22; Carmon Oklahoma 1922-23; Freshman and Graduate work, Oklahoma University 1923-24; Head Coach and History Instructor, Henryetta, Oklahoma 1924-26; Director of Athletics and Instructor, Wentworth Military academy, Lexington Missouri, 1926-35; Instructor in History and Director of Athletics, Missouri Military Academy, 1936-40; Ponca Military Academy, 1940.
1900-1975
God Bless the Colonel
Col. Cox had agood vision, but era killed that dream. By 73-74 went sideways. I was one of those instution dudes or if parents had cash go to pma. Had problems with hellers,P O S. ralph brown was solid. Did two yrs plus one summer. If not for impression learned,wouldn't be here now. Grandboys, as well as my own kids knew pushups and nose on wall. They areall good today. REST IN PEACE MR. &MRS COX, MAJ. MOORE, CAPT. ZIMMERMAN

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