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Fund Drive Progress chart: WP-ORG Fund drive 55 Goal is: $39,822.00


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Rare Tribute of Lying in Honor at Capitol Bestowed to Korean War Hero Col. Ralph Puckett (’49)

Retired Army Col. Ralph Puckett, who was the last living Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War before his death earlier this month, will lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol, congressional leaders announced this week.

Puckett, who was an Army Ranger, will receive the rare tribute of lying under the Capitol rotunda on April 29, House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a joint statement Tuesday.


Fund Drive 55 Kickoff – please donate to WP-ORG!

WP-ORG members:

I’m proud to announce that WP-ORG is kicking off our 55th semi-annual fund drive with a goal of $39,822 that will help cover our costs over the next six months.

Fifty-five consecutive successful fund drives! I never would have anticipated this when we started WP-ORG in 1996 with the mission to provide an online communication infrastructure that enables graduates, parents, and friends of the military academy to maintain and strengthen the associations that bind us together. We continue to do semi-annual fund drives because we believe it helps keep us responsive to the needs of the community – if we’re not providing value, then we won’t meet the goal.

You’re receiving this email because you’re subscribed to one of the many lists that we host for academy grads, parents, and friends that help foster connection, community, and conversation. We provide our services free of charge and ask for donations from those who have found value in these conversations and are in a position to give. Thank you to all our past supporters that have helped us continue our mission for the past 28 years!

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Warren Hearnes ‘89
on behalf of WP-ORG Advisors

West Point Cadet Passes In Fort Lauderdale

By West Point Public AffairsDate: Tuesday, Mar 26, 2024

West Point regrets to announce the loss of Cadet Havin Morris, 21, from Pleasanton, Calif., Monday, March 25 while on leave in Florida.

According to the police, his death appears to be an accidental drowning and no foul play is suspected. The Fort Lauderdale Police and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are cooperating on the investigation.



West Point Mission Statement Update

Duty, Honor, Country is foundational to the United States Military Academy’s culture and will always remain our motto. It defines who we are as an institution and as graduates of West Point. These three hallowed words are the hallmark of the cadet experience and bind the Long Gray Line together across our great history.