2LT EVAN P. FITZGIBBON USMA 2021 Killed By Falling Tree During Ranger Training

2LT Fitzgibbon

U.S. Army Fort Benning’s Facebook page states: “During a Ranger School weather-induced training held Aug. 9 at Yonah Mountain near Dahlonega, Georgia, five Ranger candidates were struck by a falling tree. Fitzgibbon and Taber were pronounced deceased at the hospital. Three other candidates were injured in the incident. Two were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, and one remains stable under medical care.”

2LT Fitzgibbon was assigned to the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course, 199th Infantry “Leader Brigade” at Fort Benning in Georgia.

Eulogy page for 2LT Fitzgibbon
Link: New York Post Article – Two soldiers killed by falling tree on Georgia mountain range identified
Link: Orange Observer article on 2LT Fitzgibbon’s acceptance to West Point

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Panel Likely to Order That West Point Pull Portrait of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee

A panel is expected to hand the final death blow to an iconic portrait of former U.S. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that has stood in West Point for more than 70 years, Politico reported Friday.

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Joint Glee Club Concert

The West Point Cadet Glee Club and the West Point Alumni Glee Club will perform a joint concert in honor of our veterans. The concert will be on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 7 PM at the Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon, VA 20171. General admission is $10 per person or $15 per family.

Tickets can be purchased from the West Point Alumni Glee Club’s web site at https://www.wpalumnigleeclub.org.

CLASS OF 2022 CREST UNVEILING

There is a stark resemblance that is shared between the United States’ de facto motto: Out of many, One and the Class of 2022’s motto: For many, Stand the Few. Just as the motto is seen in Latin on our nation’s Great Seal as E PLURIBUS UNUM, we wished to emulate this alignment with our class being the first ever to present the class motto in Latin: PRO MULTIS PAUCI PRAESIDENT. The bald eagle dutifully, yet courageously grips the beautifully-alliterated class motto flowing in the wind in its beak with arrows and an olive branch in-hand, just as it is shown in our nation’s Great Seal.

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