'55 Memorial Articles

'55 Memorial Articles Committee

'55 Memorial Articles Updates

'55 Memorial Article Sample



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TAPS Check List

Each classmate is urged to complete the following Taps Check list and forward it to Tom Sims (TES3355@gmail.com) for posting on the classmate's Personal Web Page. If a draft memorial article has not been prepared in advance by the classmate (strongly suggested), the Check List will greatly assist the NOK in the writing of a memorial article.

For continuity purposes, please retain each item's
boiler plate text and then add your data



1. Birthplace and date -

2. Parents -

3. Siblings -

4. High school graduated from (plus info like class officer, etc.) -

5. High school sports (what sport, position, team Captain, honors) -

6. Other High school activities (Band, Honor Society, etc.) -

7. Non-school activities (e.g., Scouts, Church etc.) -

8. Civilian College and/or Military Academy Prep School -

9. Civilian College sports -

10. Prior military service, branch and rank -

11. Type of appointment to USMA -

12. USMA Roommates -

13. Close friends at USMA -

14. Wife info, including how you met and place of marriage -

15. Children info -

16. Suggested and/or preferred author for TAPS article -

17. Others who can fill in gaps about you -

18. Classmates with whom you served -

19. Major military assignments (include DD-214 and DA-66 data) -

                (Click here for DD-214 online access)

20. Second career info -

21. Additional Comments -

22. Email your completed data to Tom Sims (TES3355@gmail.com) for inclusion in our TAPS files and your '55 personal web page.

April 2011


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Local Classmate Assistant Preferences

1. Do you prefer a charitable contribution or a class wreath as a class remembrance?

(The Class has also established a restricted "Memorial Fund" (formerly the Class Flower Fund) within the Class Administrative Account held and managed for the class by the AOG. These funds were raised by the Finance Committee exclusively for remembrance of each classmate at the time of death, by fully funding $200 for memorial flowers or an equivalent charitable contribution of the family's choice.)

2. What is your Preferred Charity for the $200 Class Remembrance and/or remembrances by classmates?

3. What is the contact information for your preferred charity?

4. Who would you like to serve as your Local Classmate Assistant?



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