Established: Class Basic List (Donohue: 13 July 1996 + Bahr 2020); Forum (Donohue: 1997 and/or )13 July 2005); 4um (Bahr: 29 March 2012); DG (Lennon: 5 Mar 2021);
USMA 1969 Website (Bahr: 4 July [22 June] 2013); Sallyport (Bahr, KC Brown, Champagne: 1 December 2021)
Information hopefully intuitively obvious to the casual observer on a bridge to be crossed rapidly.
Beloved Classmates, RIP
Read and/or post Eulogies
Have something to post for the Class? Add/delete/modify suggestions welcome. Click here.
1969, a very good year!
Academy Awards Academy
Battle Maps Bean
Book Nook of Class Authors on Amazon Calendar 1969 Class Discount Class Gift Classmate Email Addresses* Classmate Grad Tours
Classy Threads (Gift Shops) Deceased Classmates* Death Notification Duty, Honor, Country Speech E-Howitzer Facebook For What They Gave Saturday Afternoon
Graduate FAQs Graduate Guide Grad Pass iSABRD Lectures Lost Classmates* National Name Database New Cadet Preparation-PDF 1968 Football Roster
1968 150 Pound Football Map 1 Map 2 (@ page bottom) Map 3 Map 4 Map 5 Map 6 Google Map 7 Wikimapia Music Offspring at West Point*
History Other Military/Academy Links Parent
Web Page Development Help
Pointer View Archives Remembrance
Ring Repair/Resizing/Recovery Screens Savers Slang 1 Slang 2 Spit Shine Shoes Stay Connected Troop Leading Guide Update Profile Veterans Information
Veterans Discounts Virtual West Point Tour Wall Roster Spreadsheet Wall of Faces War Deaths by Class West Point Lore West Point Magazine
West Point Magazine Article West Point Museum
West Point Fortifications Staff
Rides Note Cards
West Point Plebe Knowledge ~ 2007 (except origin of Cadet Gray is WRONG! See West Point Lore above)
West Point Cadet Life Project Gutenberg
Survivor's Checklists (ctsy KC Brown): Army Retiree Casualty, MOAAS Survivors, USAA Survivors, Survivor 5 Steps
* AOG log-in
Distinguished Grad Mike Krzyzewski
Distinguished Grad Jodie Glore Distinguished Grad Bob Kimmitt Distinguished Graduate Scott Wallace
"Thank You '69 Graduates for Your Commitment"
On May 21, COL (R) Wayne Murphy, Fundraising Chairman, and
Mr. Mike McGovern, Class President, presented two checks to WPAOG on behalf of
the Class of 1969 for a
total of $2,275,000 in support of the Simon Center for Professional Military Ethic, the Cyber Research Center, and the Long Gray Line Endowment. Not only did 436
Class of 1969 graduates come to West Point to celebrate their 50th Reunion, but the class allocated $50,000 of their gift to the Long Gray Line Endowment to commemorate
WPAOG's 150th Anniversary. Thank you to the Class of 1969 for their tremendous support! (West Point Magazine, Summer 2019)
Simon Center for Professional Military Ethic
follows virtue as if it were its shadow." -- Cicero
"Tusculanarum Disputationum," I. 45, ~ 45 BC
"Where the Hudson takes a hard right, West Point teaches the Harder Right." -- W. Bahr, USMA '69 @ 2014
Living" Draft of White Paper by Col. Peterson
Superintendent's Character Development Strategy: Live Honorably and Build Trust
West Point's 1st Character Development Strategy (17 pages)
1st Character Program (Gold Book) (35 pages)
Please Pledge50th Reunion
History of Class Gifts
Link immediately above to Class data. Also, 4YI:
west-point.org Class List email (moderator Hugh Donohue): firstname.lastname@example.org begun by Hugh Donohue on 13 July 1996
west-point.org Class Forum email (moderator Hugh Donohue): email@example.com begun by Hugh Donohue on 31 July 2005
west-point.org Class 4um email (moderator Bill Bahr): firstname.lastname@example.org begun by Bill Bahr on 29 March 2012
west-point.org Class website (webmaster Bill Bahr): www.west-point.org/class/usma1969 begun by Bill Bahr on 4 July 2013
(with redirect from www.usma1969.org on 26 May 2015)
The Days Forward (webmaster Chris Rice): www.thedaysforward.com begun by Chris & Suzanne (Bill) Rice on 7 Aug 2014
Sallyport Class webpage (Administrators Bahr, KC Brown, Champagne) begun on 1 December 2021
Click on the icon below to shop for Amazon items and
painlessly donate to West-Point.org.
Bookmark the start page and put it on your toolbar so as never miss a chance to help West-Point.org help you!
The Wall Roster Spreadsheet Download
Once downloaded spreadsheet is open, sort by Class (bottom left tab) for classmates killed in Vietnam.
National Name Database (West Point)
1968 Football Roster
1968 150 Pound Football
For What They Gave on Saturday Afternoon
Book Nook of Class Authors on Amazon
Skip Bacevich Terry
Gary Dolan Pete Grimm
Mike Healy Jim Johnson*
Chaz Kibert Mike Krzyzewski Jim McDonough
Ron Moore (x69) Jerry Morelock Tom Ramos Ed Rehkopf John Rountree Glenn Schiraldi Charles Stewart Hugh Stirts** Lucian Truscott David Vaught Mick Zais
and our 1st Regimental Commander, MOH recipient: Colonel Ralph Puckett
and our Brigade CSM: CSM Ted G. Arthurs
*Also search for
"America's First River" **Google Books
NB: Contact Webmaster if have book for sale @ Amazon & wish listing.
George Washington's Liberty Key: Mount Vernon's Bastille Key -- the Mystery and Magic of its Body, Mind, and Soul www.bahrnoproducts.com/Bastille_Key.htm
Amazon book reviews by Bill Bahr
Chaplain Dick Camp
West Point Magazine Article
"From Washington to Palmer: 'The Story of Leaders of Character'" Alternate View
Jim McDonough "Platoon Leader" (2 parts: 9A & 9B)
Tom Ramos' "From Berkeley to Berlin" (8-part lecture series at Lawrence Livermore)
Consumer Classmate Real Discount Deals ≥ the Best Offers to/from Others
Irish Pub Posters from Mike Healy: Buy one 16x20 poster and receive a free 8x10 photo of your choice...
or buy an 8x10 photo and receive one free of your choice. Deals not offered to the public. Contact Mike here to choose your free item.
See Mike's 2012 Ireland Mini-reunion video on Photos/Videos page.
Register here for various Ireland Reunion events with classmate Mike Healey, while supporting your West-Point.org
Discounts often 15-50% off when Zazzle occasionally puts on sale a day or two at a time:
Go Army, Beat Navy! Beer Bottle Cozy (editable/personalizable)
Go Army, Beat Navy! Beer Can Cooler (editable/personalizable)
Bean Navy!! West Point Lore
"On Brave Old Army Team" and other fight song music in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Includes interesting West Point lore research findings.
Gift Shop Shop the Point Go Army Sports Love A Cadet Museum Gift Shop Cadet Stores
West Point Magazine
Troop Leading Guide
'69 Troop Leading Guide Troop Leading Procedures Soldier's Blue Book
New Cadet Preparation-PDF
Spit Shine Shoes
West Point Museum
Virtual West Point Tour
Here's a link that allows one to wander around Washington Hall, with a little bit of creativity. https://goo.gl/maps/btEF22ArJJ9it9AVA
Other USMA exploring opportunities from Doug Lobdell, USMA 1980 Moderator:
"Go to maps.google.com Use the search bar (upper left) to look for West Point NY. Zoom in a bit. Now a bit more. Pick up the little guy in the lower left [or right] hand corner. Available street view places will show up as dark lines overlaid on the map. Drop the little guy on the place you want to go. It’s a pretty neat feature. I use street view frequently to recon routes to new restaurants, take pictures of relevant buildings for reports at work, or show friends where I used to live. The detailed views of USMA are a great addition."
Howitzers & Bugles Notes
Cadet Store Items
Plumes, Caps, & Uniforms
Wedding Sabers and Instructions
Giving to West Point
Parades at West Point and Parades
remembrance...Music (with Microsoft Internet Explorer) /Videos
Classmate Grad Tours
Ireland tours with Mike Healy
South African tours with Pete Grimm
Old Grad Websites/Music
West Point Band (Spotify [free] signup required for full music)
Glee Club Videos:
Mansions of the Lord
Til the Last Shot's Fired
USMA Band's YouTubes: "Thumper" "West Point On the March"
Websites - Click on underlined class
West-Point.org Class Websites
Our 1919 Affiliation Class?
iSABRD (internet Service Academy Business Resource Directory)
1969, a very good year? Ah, yes, I remember it well!
Billboard Top Hits
Music Hits (YouTube)
100 Greatest Songs "Summer of '69" (69' - the best year of our lives?)
Nostalgia Machine 100 Hot Singles of 1969
A tribute to the USMA Class of 1969: "West Point -- The Hard and Harder Right"
"I'm Mister Gung Ho,
I get a dress-off wherever I go!
I shine my B-plate up, write my classmate up!
I go to chapel TWICE on Sunday!
I believe in the Haze, before I go to bed I say 'The Days!'
My tac thinks I'm strac 'cause by girlfriend's a WAC
I'm at West Point, I'm Mr. Gung Ho!"
(as remembered by Jerry Morelock, USMA '69)
Other Military/Academy Links
www.westpoint.edu, www. usma.edu, www.west-point.org, www.westpointaog.org, www.aogusma.org, www.aafes.com, www.cadetstuff.org, www.usmilitaryabout.com, www.goarmysports.com, www.academyphoto.com, www.usaa.com, www.penfed.org.
As well as the Parent Club of Illinois' website, www.west-point.org/parent/wppc-illinois/joomla , and the many links it offers (eg, www.usma.edu, aka www.usma.army.mil), you are encouraged to visit www.west-point.org, the entry- way to a number of helpful services, to include Plebe-Net (join at www.west-point.org/parent/plebe-net) and Parent Forum (www.west-point.org/parent/parent-forum), and a sponsored site put together by cadets themselves: www.westpointcadets.org. For a link to USMA's "Undergraduate Journal of Social Sciences," click here www.soshjournal.org. For quick questions and answers, check out www.west-point.org/parent/wpp-net/faq and www.west-point.org/parent/plebe-net/links.htm. www.west-point.org/academy/malo-wa/inspirations/buglenotes.html and www.combat.ws/S4/MILTERMS/WP0SLANG.HTM have very nice collections of plebe knowledge.
For www.usma.edu, the "Search/Reference" section is a very useful tool. Go there and you will also find the Academy's master calendar (www.dean.usma.edu/sebpublic/mastercalendar) to discover march days and other events. Under another section, "Agencies," click on "USCC Commandant's Corner" for contacts at the Directorate of Cadet Activities. Please realize that many USCC (things pertaining to the Corps, and specifically training of the Corps) are not listed on the calendar. Also, the reference to WPS is "West Point School," the elementary school on post ─ NOT the Academy. The following allows access to the Cadet Library: http://www.library.usma.edu/index.cfm?TabID=6&LinkCategoryID=49 Also check out http://www.militarynewcomers.com/WESTPOINT/resources/yp_01.html for their Yellow Pages. For a link to valuable Parent Club information, you can also check out www.usma.edu/publicaffairs/club.htm. A digital collection from the Academy's Library is located at: http://digital-library.usma.edu/collections/. The local Association of Graduates (AOG) society can be found at www.aogusma.org/soc/chicago. Parent resources, as recommended by the AOG, can be found at www.aogusma.org/wpf/parents-fund/resource.htm. Also at: http://www.west-point.org/parent/plebe-net/links.htm Alumni support information can be found at www.westpointaog.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=2705 . Vietnam Wall roster of Academy graduates: www.academybiznet.org/VietnamMemorial.html. USMA class mottos & graduation history. USMA Company names and mascots.
Click here for Academy's founding document. Please use the following site to obtain multiple reproductions of this document (especially for Founders Day place mats): www.westpointgiftstore.com Why was gray chosen for the cadet uniforms? www.bahrnoproducts.com/PDF/GrayUniform1a.pdf , www.bahrnoproducts.com/PDF/GrayUniform2a.pdf , www.bahrnoproducts.com/PDF/GrayUniform3a.pdf , and www.bahrnoproducts.com/PDF/CadetGrayfor3Sep2009.pdf . Academy fight songs: www.bahrnoproducts.com/Bean%20Navy.htm
Academy Library: http://www.usma.edu/library/SitePages/Home.aspx Digital Collections: http://digital-library.usma.edu/cdm/
Pritzker Military Library: http://www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org/home/default.aspx
West Point Engineer West Point lore
The following sites relate to Academy sports: www.goarmysports.com, www.armysports.com, and www.armyrfc.com (rugby).
sites include Academy-related gift items:
When buying books and other items through Amazon.com, shop here and give one of
the Academy's support organizations a credit at no cost to you:
However, once you start jumping around the
gradstore site, the commission structure breaks.
Aerial photos of West Point Flowers at West Point
The following site pays tribute to West Point's Hard and Harder Right: http://www.west-point.org/users/usma1969/28260/
West Point magazine article: "From Washington to Palmer: 'The Story of Leaders of Character'" Alternate View
"Leader of Character" exhibit at the Museum and Education Center at Mount Vernon
"Good moral character is the first essential in a man." -- George Washington
For art, check this out. Music with Internet Explorer.
sites link to numerous other sites providing military information:
www.vfw.org. Military items can be found
The Military Channel videos can be found at
to B2B service academy graduate networking service:
www.combat.ws/S4/MILTERMS/INDEX.HTM has a very nice glossary of military
terms. Casual web-searches on
appropriate keywords will lead you to still more official and interesting sites,
the one video (click here) where Clint Eastwood branches
Catch all the episodes: "West Point: The Television Series"
Here's an overview of the first season.
When ordering, don't forget, first click to support west-point.org, then search using keywords "West Point Television Series"
Personal Web Page Development Help
Moving? Changing your email address? To update your address, email address, or other contact information, please send a
message with your name, class year and information (designated "new" and old") to email@example.com.
Or, go to www.westpointaog.org and log-in (if you're not logged in, be sure to have your log-in information handy). If you haven't yet registered, select the "New User" link to begin the process. Then hover your mouse pointer over "Old Grads," then move to and click on "Update Your Profile," where you can change your email address (and more). Scroll down to the "EMAIL AND PHONES" section and update your email address. You can elect to to make any or all information private.
Be sure to click the "Update" button at the end of the form when you are done.
Also notify your
List/Forum (Hugh Donohue) and 4um (Bill Bahr) moderators.
Don't get lost!!
Please remember: This website, the West-Point.org class website, can be reached at www.usma1969.org or by searching for "West Point 69" or "USMA 1969" or by
visiting the Official Class Website (AOG) and clicking on "External Site." The Class Official Website can be reached at www.westpointaog.org/Page.aspx?pid=1860&chid=234
N.B. Full access to the linked AOG website requires a log-in.
Registration can be obtained by
clicking here. Those graduates without
access to the AOG or needing log-in assistance should email firstname.lastname@example.org. One can also go to change/update contact information: https://alumni.westpointaog.org/profile