Photo courtesy of Academy Photo
Below are several pictures from Friday night after our Company had learned of Anthony's death. As most of the third class (Anthony's classmates) were already away for Yearling Winter Weekend, the plebes in G-1 organized an overnight vigil/ guard on Anthony's room. This was out of both respect and mourning, as well as to keep his room and posessions secure until they could be inventoried the following day. Plebes, and a few members of the third class who were around Friday night, put on their best uniforms and appearance, and performed this completely optional assignment. They took turns pulling 1/2 hour shifts all night long, with a standard (and silent) change-of-guard routine performed at the end of each shift.
I think this speaks very highly of the comraderie in G-1 and of the admiration and repsect we all had for Anthony. I wanted to send these your way not only for possible use on his eulogy site, but also in case anyone else out there is looking for material to be used in an article, etc. regarding the loss of one of our brothers. I know there will be many articles dealing with Anthony's passing and I just figured everyone might benefit from knowing what the plebes in G-1 did Friday night. Please feel free to forward these to anyone whom you see fit. I just wanted to get them out there so everyone else can know about this unique act of repsect.
Robert L. Lodewick
It begins and ceases, and then finally comes back to me.
An omniscient deja-vu has me looking for answers and then... there's You
This can't be happening, I expect him to be there.
When I get back I don't want to stare...
at an empty room left just the way it was.
I turn to search for him... and then I look above.