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COL (R) Ralph Puckett Jr., USMA 1949, Receives Medal of Honor

May 21: President Biden presented the nation’s highest military honor to COL (R) Ralph Puckett Jr., USMA Class of 1949.

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1LT Okheem Riley, USMA 2018, Body Recovered From Lake

The Riley County Police Department has identified Okheem Riley, 24, of Manhattan as the man who emergency responders found dead in Tuttle Creek Lake, which is near Manhattan in the Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas.

RCPD is investigating the death.

Officials said no foul play is suspected.

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1lt Riley’s WP-ORG Eulogy Page

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Military leaders wary of changes in sexual assault policy

Lolita Baldor and Robert Burns, The Associated Press

“While they indicated they are open to changes and improvements in the justice system, most were worried about how that would be done while ensuring no unintended harm is done to unit leadership or readiness. Several said it would create additional burdensome bureaucracy, according to officials familiar with the memos.”

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USMA 2021 GRADUATION:

Photos: US Military Academy at West Point celebrates 2021 graduates

Graduation Video