Missing Pledge Pin Apology

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    Cashin House, Rm. 502C
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Mass. 01002
March 16, 1971
Members, Bill Cosby Pledge Class
Kappa Omicron Chapter
Alpha Phi Omega
Campus Center, Rm. 803
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Mass, 01002
My fellow pledges:    
It has recently come to my attention that on the night of March 9, 1971 at approximately 7:00 PM, I departed from Suite 502 in Cashin House at the University of Massachusetts unaccompanied. by an exceedingly important and significant item of apparel, namely my pledge pin. Although this unfortunate deed perpetrated without malice or forethought, it has been deemed appropriate and even perhaps essential that a formal apology be presented forthwith to be taken under consideration by the remaining: members of the aforementioned pledge class.
Let me make one thing perfectly clear. I did not wish to detract from the greatness of Alpha Phi Omega. For this is a great fraternity. And this is a great pledge class. Even an occasional lapse of memory cannot justify the inexcusable and distressing nature of this most dreadful of deeds.
It is with a heavy heart that I offer my most humble apologies. But never let it be said that I tried to dishonor Alpha Phi Omega. For, to dishonor Alpha Phi Omega is to dishonor this great country of ours. Yes, my fellow pledges, I must accept full responsibility for the distressing deportment derived from this dreadful deed. For even a nattering nabob of negativism realizes that to attend a brotherhood meeting without one's pledge pin is not too fucking swift to say the very least. Let there be no mistake about that.

So let us redouble our efforts to achieve those lofty goals of service, fellowship, and leadership. For only then can the lift of the driving dream truly be ours. It is in this resolve that I pledge allegiance to my ;ledge pin, and to the fraternity for which it stands, one fraternity, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. And so, my fellow pledges, I say unto you: Ask not what your pledge pin can do for you, but what you can do for your pledge pin. I, for one, shall retriple my efforts, ever., in this respect. It is in this spirit of modest pride that I reiterate my apologies to the Pill Cosby pledge class, Kappa Omicron Chapter, Alpha Phi Omega, truly the greatest pledge class since the creation of mankind. And further‑more ? meant to say alleged. Thank you.



Yours truly, 

Charles J. Moore

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