Bob Shaffer

[4 APR 1932 - D1 - 20345]



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Danny Dienst - Jim Bergen - Jim Cooper - Jim Ryan - Fred Bliss - Bob Shaffer [Durant - Choctaw Nation OK - NOV 2015]



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Bob Shaffer and Gary Munroe
[Fort Huachuca FDD - MAR 2011]



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Bess Bannister '51 - Bob Shaffer - Libby Munroe
[Fort Huachuca FDD - MAR 2011]



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Bob and Terry Shaffer - Doris and E.J. O'Brien
[Lake Parker AZ - FEB 2009]



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Front: Jeanne and Jim Drummond - Terry and Bob Shaffer - Middle: Lo Dienst - Sandra Lynn - Danny Dienst - Roy Lynn - Rear: Ellen Schick - Dorothy Crancer [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Terry and Bob Shaffer
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Terry and Bob Shaffer
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Pat Strati and Bob Shaffer
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Dave and Caye Wheeler - Terry and Bob
Shaffer [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Jim and Mary Helen Cooper - Bob and
Terry Shaffer [50th Reunion]



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D-1 Firsties - 1st Row: Dienst - Jim Ryan - Eddins - Cooper - Bergen - Newton - Tebodo (CO) - Lathrop - 2nd Row: Tennant - Shaffer - Pirtle - 3rd Row: Bill Parks - Grubbs - Bliss - 4th Row: Gottron - Zaborowski - Trawick - 5th Row: Price - Bell



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Shaffer - Jim Ryan - Dienst - Gottron - Bliss -
Bergen - Trawick [D-1: Fort Knox - 1954]



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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How I Got to West Point


While in high school, I read two articles in the Reader's Digest that were inspiring. The authors were senior military officers, one Navy and one Army, relating their respective satisfaction and experiences while serving as commanders of US military forces. Also, I had several older cousins who served in WWII and they were highly respected for their service. Those influences, plus the desire to get formal education beyond high school, resulted in my application for Navy Officer's Training (NROTC) in conjunction with a scholarship at Ohio State University, awarded via a separate application.

I failed the Navy eye examination, so it appeared that I was Ohio State bound. However, my father and I were advised by community and school representatives that I should apply for admission to West Point. I applied to both the district Representative and a Senator for an appointment. A competitive examination was scheduled and taken during the summer of 1950 resulting in a principal appointment from the Representative and a 3rd alternative appointment from the Senator. The appointments, for entry as a new cadet in July 1951, were contingent upon successful completion of the required entrance examinations.

In September 1950, I entered the Stanton Preparatory Academy at Cornwall, NY. During the months that followed, eye exercises and study prepared me for the West Point entrance examinations that were conducted at Governor's Island, NY, the following spring. The entrance examinations were successfully passed and I entered the Academy in July 1951.



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Local Classmate Assistant (LCA) Information

Class Remembrance: Charity

Preferred Charity: AOG

Suggested LCA: TBD



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