Class Events
(also see Videos/Photos for some past events)

Class of 1969

Updated 2/11/2024

Visiting West Point



Click here to see KC Brown's event list further below.






55th Reunion:  19-22 May 2024 (see below)

Central Scotland "Outlander" Tour ~ August 11-17, August 18-24, or August 25-30 2024  :  contact Mike Healy

Scottish Highlands Tour ~  September 1-7 or September 15-21, 2024   contact Mike Healy

2024 Danube River Cruise from Passau to Budapest, 1-10 Sept, contact Dave Wallestad

Vietnam Wall Ceremony:  12 October 2024

Heart of the Delta (lower Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleans) Cruise, 30 October 30 - 10 November 2025,  contact Dave Wallestad

More info:

Great Lakes, St. Lawrence, and Canada Cruise during Fall Leaves Season on Pearl Sea Cruises (15-day).  If interested contact Doc Dillon



Denis Gulakowski on Sunday nights (8-10pm ET)

Anytime:  Mike Healy: & USA-based wine-tasting tours

Anytime:  Pete GrimmAcademy Safaris



Company-mates with Zoom meetings: 
B1, D1 (includes 1st Bn, 1st Rgt; Dillon)
E2, G2, H2 (D.Hill)
D3, H3
A4, H4 (Bresnick)

2nd Bn, 2nd Rgt group call


50th Reunion   55th Reunion

Sunday, 19 May - Wednesday, 22 May 2024
(dates set up same as AOG Prime Reunion Website)

55th Reunion:  19-22 May 2024

Reunion Chairs Honor Roll
 (research thanks to Ed Quinn)

1974 -   5th -- Denny Hayden     
1979 - 10th -- Bob St Onge        
1984 - 15th -- Bob Baldwin        
1989 - 20th -- Kip Nygren         
1994 - 25th -- Kip Nygren         
1999 - 30th --
 Dick Jarman        
2004 - 35th -- Tom Piazze         
2009 - 40th -- KC Brown          
2014 - 45th -- Doug Fitzgerald  
2019 - 50th -- Ed Quinn            
2024 - 55th -- Dennis Helsel     


KC Brown's Event List:


From: <> On Behalf Of Sent for [] by [usma1969]
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2024 3:36 PM
Subject: usma1969: Class List: Major BOTL Events for 2024

Dear Classmates Class Family,

This memo provides advance notification of class events that will take place between now and the end of the year.  While separate e-mails will go out for each activity, these dates are provided early for scheduling and planning purposes.  Please print out these pages, share them with your spouse or significant other and post these dates to your calendar.

I hope many of you will consider joining us for as many class events as you can make.

Best wishes to the entire BOTL Family for both a joyous 55th Reunion and a safe and healthy 2024, KC

2024 Class Calendar of Events

Monthly in Northern Virginia:  BOTL Food and Friends Get Together.  Sponsored by Pete Bazzel and Tammy Peterson, these informal no-host brunches or dinners occur monthly at various locations in the DC area.  All who can make it are welcome.  Contact Pete Bazzel at to be added to the e-vite list.   Next gathering will occur at 2pm on Tuesday 27 Feb RJ's Restaurant, 3804 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA.

Weekly Class Golfing Opportunities:

            In Florida:  Winter Park Golf Course, Winter Park. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Chuck Anderson at

            In Northern Virginia: Contact Dave Scibetta, or Pete Heesch for dates, times and locales.

2024 Class Zooms:  25 April, 20 June, 26 Sept, 11 December


22 Feb -- DC Area Gloom Period Happy Hour. 1730-2000 Mylo's Grill, Chesterbrook Shopping Center, 6238 Old Dominion Dr, McClean VA.   Contact Pat Spann (spannpj@verizon.ndet) if you'll be participating.

-- Founders Day Celebrations. 
 Check your West Point Society's Sallyport page for a Founder's Day celebration near you.  Some known dates include the following:

9 March: WPSDC.  Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington VA.  Speaker is Scotty Miller '83, legendary Delta commander and the last commander in Afghanistan.  

10 March: Heritage Hunt Gainesville VA contact Dave Wallestad (

16 March: WPS San Francisco, Marines Memorial Club; Supe Speaking

12 Mar -- Pete's and Tammy's Monthly DC Gathering, 2pm, at Piero's Corner, 13340 Franklin Farm Rd, Herndon, VA 20171 


22-26 April -- A-4 Reunion, Murrells Inlet, SC.  Contact John Bacot for details.

25 April (Thursday) -- Class Spring Luncheon, Washington D.C.  On Thursday, 25 April we will hold our Class Spring Luncheon at 1130 at Mylo's Grill in McLean, VA.  There will be a Class Zoom that evening at 1730 Eastern.  Notices for these two events will go out in late March.

29 April - 1May -- Golfing Grads at Mission Inn, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL. Tournament now full.  Contact John Champagne at


19-22 May -- BOTL 55th Reunion Our reunion HQ, the Park Ridge Marriot, is sold out but you can try the waiting list for a room should a vacancy occur. The Woodcliff Lake Hilton, our overflow hotel, still has rooms available. Registration for reunion events, meals and transportation will open in early March on our class' Sallyport website.  For questions, email reunion chair, Dennis Helsel ( who has done a magnificent job along with his committee in setting up what will certainly be our best reunion ever.  You won't want to miss it! 

19 May -- Known Company Dinners the first night of the Reunion

-      C-1: ESTY Street Restaurant 86 Spring Valley Rd, Park Ridge, NJ  contact Greg Smith at tel: 214-676-1106 or Gary Cantrell at tel: 817-571-4834

-      E-1: Pearl River Saloon, 45-49 W. Central Ave, Pearl River, NY contact Fritz Lash at  tel: 845-475-6211

-      B-2: Brae,s Restaurant, Park Ridge Marriott at 6PM. Contact Bob Yaap at tel: 949-500-00933

-      G-2: Pearl River Saloon, 45-49 W. Central Ave, Pearl River, NY contact K.C. Brown at  tel: 571-214-4429

25 May -- Five Year Active Duty Service Obligation expires for our USMA '19 Affiliates


20 June (Thursday) -- Class Summer Luncheon, Washington D.C.  On Thursday, 15 June we'll welcome summer's onset with a Class Luncheon at 1130 at Mylo's Grille in McLean, VA.  There will be a Class Zoom that evening at 1730 Eastern.  Notices for these two events will go out in late May.



9 July (Tuesday) -- CLOSING DATE for 2024 Army-Navy FB TICKET SALES.  Ticket sales open mid-May for Army A Club Members. 

15-19 July -- BOTL Gray Hog Motorcycle Ride, Custer, SD.  This year's ride will be through the Black Hills. POC is Jack Nesbitt at tel:575-973-7322



18-24 Aug   BOTL Heart of Scotland and Edinburgh Tattoo Tour led by Mike and Victoria Healy.  Details and itinerary can be found at:  Limited availability remains on this stirring excursion. Register at

For more details email or call Mike at ; tel: 703-742-0503.


1-8 Sept -- BOTL mini reunion cruise from Passau to Bucharest.  Cabins are still available on this leisurely cruise through the Wachau valley calling at Linz, Melk, Vienna and Bratislava along the Blue Danube.  If interested, contact cruisemeister Dave Wallestad ( or our cruise coordinator Andres Ploompuu '81, at  If you're on this cruise and have yet to book air or sign up for any of the offered shore excursions, now would be a good time to do so.

26 September (Thursday) - Class Fall Luncheon, Washington D.C.  Join us for our Fall Luncheon at 1130 on Thursday, 26 September at Mylo's Grille in McLean, VA.   There will be a Class Zoom that evening at 1730 Eastern.  Notices for these events will be distributed in late August.


9-13 Oct -- F3/H3 Reunion, Kiawah Island, SC.  Contact Terry Bogard ( or tel: 336-345-5428.

11-12 Oct -- VN Memorial Commemoration, Washington DC.  This somber event at which we honor our Vietnam fallen takes place in each reunion year. Organized by Dan Cox, Bill Foster and Pete Heesch, the weekend will begin with a Friday golfing opportunity at the Army Navy Country Club's Fairfax course followed by a class cocktail buffet that evening in their clubhouse.  On Saturday morning we will gather at 1100 on the hillside overlooking the VN Memorial to honor our fallen classmates.  The West Point Alumni Glee Club will perform Mansions of the Lord and the Alma Mater. A brunch will follow the ceremony.. More details forthcoming in a Save the Date email from Dan.



2 Nov -- Army-AF Game, Michie Stadium. First defense of the year for the Commander-in-Chief's trophy.  Keep checking the Army A Club website for the date ticket sales open.

11-15 Nov -- 1st Reg't Golfers Week, Evermore Resort, Orlando FL.  Contact Frank Finch at


11 December -- Annual Beat Navy Luncheon, Washington, D.C.  To be held at Mylo's Grill in McLean, Virginia on Wednesday 7 December, three days before the game.  The gathering will begin at 1130 with a social hour followed by an ala carte lunch.  All resident and transient classmates, spouses and offspring are welcome to attend.  There will be a Class Zoom that evening at 1730 Eastern. A reminder for both will come out in mid November.

14 December --  Army-Navy Game, Fedex Field, Landover, MD (DC suburb).  Ticket sales will open in May for A Club Members and close in July.    

Looking Ahead to 2025

Pete's and Tammy's monthly get-togethers in Washington, DC

Quarterly Class luncheons and the Gloom Period Happy Hour in Northern Virginia

Class Zooms in April, June, September and December

Company Reunions and Golf Outings as scheduled

Mississippi River mini reunion cruise: 30 Oct-10 Nov; Memphis to New Orleans. Contact our cruisemeister Dave Wallestad ( or our cruise coordinator Andres Ploompuu '81, at   



Past Events of Note


24-28 April 2022 Maryland Mini-Reunion (Mike Healy Tour)


Click on above for report.  See earlier report below.


Ray Dupere's Trip Report (9/29/2018):  Fallen Heroes

Ray Dupere's The Days Forward Semi-Final Resting Place article 1

Ray Dupere's The Days Forward Semi-Final Resting Place article 2







20-22 Sep 2017  San Diego

See events photo on Photo page

6 Dec 2015 Florida 4um Soiree


12 Dec 2015


Report on 6 December Florida Mini-Reunion Dinner follows. 

Many thanks to my photo contributors (Paul Salazar, Bill Bahr, Kathy Starks) and co-authors/editors (all CCs).


Chuck Anderson

After nearly five months of discussion and planning, the first USMA 1969 Florida Mini-Reunion took place on a cool (mid 60s) and breezy night on the outdoor veranda at the Historic Taproom at Dubsdread Golf Club, in Orlando, FL on 6 December 2015 (scene photo 1).  A party of thirty-one BOTL 1969 Classmates (Seventeen - Captioned Photo 2) and Guests (fourteen) attended and are listed below.  The guests also included the current president of West Point Parents Club of Central Florida who is pictured with the local Orlando Fifty Year Affiliation team (Captioned photo 3).  An Orange Balloon (symbolic Signal Corps) release was also conducted in memory of LTG Tom Rienzi (captioned picture 4;  Discussion is already underway as to when/where the next Florida event will occur.

Event Attendees were:
Attendee                            Supervisor
Anderson, Chuck               Betty
Bahr, Bill                            Mary
Friese, Bill                          Valerie
Gaylord, Cary                    Ann
Gelineau, Joe                    Susan
Haake, Arnie                      Laura
Holden, Phil                       Doris
Kersey, Ed
Loder, Roger
Morris, John                      Connie
Murphy, Gene
Overstreet, Steve
Quinn, Ed                          Sherri
Salazar, Paul                     Brenda
Sanders, JT                       Elaine
Singer, Tony                      Sue
Skells, Pete
Starks, Mike*                     Kathy

* President, West Point Parents Club of Central Florida (WPPCCF) 


For more, see event photos on Photos page.



45th Reunion:  8 (Wednesday) -12 (Sunday) Oct 2014   Contact:  Doug Fitzgerald

Registered Attendee List

Telephone Numbers

AOG Gift Shop – (845) 446-1670
Cadet Chapel - (845) 938-2308
Cadet Store – (845) 938-2121
Central Guard Room - (845) 938-2555/3030
Courtyard by Marriott - (201) 391-7700
Doug Fitzgerald (cell) (617) 794-4738
Eisenhower Hall - (845) 938-7733
Joan Emmer (cell) (845) 913-6307
Keller Army Hospital Emergency – 911 or (845) 938-4004/4005
Park Ridge Marriott – (201) 307-0800
WP Golf Course 845-938-2435
USMA Bookstore – (845) 938-5193

Traffic Patterns – (845) 938-7000
USMA Provost Marshal – (845) 938-3333

WP Museum- (845) 938-3671/ 446-0566 




   Tom Ramos' Ride   

Photos from the trip:

 Here's a newspaper clip about "Thomas and Friends" and their charitable effort as they roll from California to West Point:
Here's more:  (Follow)   (Donate to "Warrior Ride")

 Updated Schedule (as of 9/3/14)

3 Sep arrive at Carbondale, IL   4 Sep Eddyville, IL   5 Sep Marion, KY   6 Sep Utica, KY   7 Sep Falls of Rough, KY   8 Sep Hodgeville, KY   9 Sep Bardstown, KY - partying   10 Sep rest over Bardstown, KY - touring the home of bourbon and partying   11 Sep arrive at Harrodsville, KY
12 Sep Berea, KY   13 Sep Buckhorn, KY   14 Sep Topmost, KY   15 Sep Grundy, VA   16 Sep Tazewell, VA   17 Sep Radford, VA   18 Sep Hollins, VA   19 Sep Lexington, VA   20 Sep rest over Lexingtion, VA - touring VMI and other sites   21 Sep arrive at Waynesboro, VA
22 Sep Stanardsville, VA   23 Sep Charlottesvile tour   24 Sep Montpelier tour   25 Sep rest over Informal reception (party) at Phil Clark’s home   26 Sep depart towards Gettysburg Battlefield, arrive on Sunday 28 Sep (route TBD)   29 Sep Tour of Gettysburg Battlefield (automobile tour with Larry Swesey)
The rest of this is TBD, with arrival at West Point on Sunday afternoon, 5 Oct

HERE’S THE RIDE (as of 4/1/14):


Sunday, 7/20/2014
Winters, CA

Monday, 7/21/2014  Folsom Lake State Rec Area Sacramento   Tuesday, 7/22/2014 Nevada City, CA   Wednesday, 7/23/2014 Ramos/McBeth at Truckee, CA   Thursday, 7/24/2014  RENDEZVOUS Day   Friday, 7/25/2014  Dayton, Nevada   Saturday, 7/26/2014  Fallon, NV
Sunday, 7/27/2014  Cold Springs Station, NV   Monday, 7/28/2014  Austin, NV   Tuesday, 7/29/2014  Eureka, NV   Wednesday, 7/30/2014  Ely, NV   Thursday, 7/31/2014  Baker, NV   Friday, 8/1/2014  Milford, UT   Saturday, 8/2/2014  Cedar Canyon or Panguitch,, UT
Sunday, 8/3/2014  Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon CG   Monday, 8/4/2014  Rest Day   Tuesday, 8/5/2014  Grand Staircase Escalante Nat Mon   Wednesday, 8/6/2014  Capitol Reef Nat Park   Thursday, 8/7/2014  Hanksville, UT   Friday, 8/8/2014  Glen Canyon Nat Rec Area
Saturday, 8/9/2014  Natural Bridges Nat Mon   Sunday, 8/10/2014  Monticello, UT   Monday, 8/11/2014  Delores, CO   Tuesday, 8/12/2014  Rest Day   Wednesday, 8/13/2014  Telluride, CO   Thursday, 8/14/2014  Montrose, CO   Friday, 8/15/2014  Gunnison, CO
Saturday, 8/16/2014  Sargents, CO   Sunday, 8/17/2014  Cotopaxi, CO   Monday, 8/18/2014  Johnny Peters at Pueblo, CO   Tuesday, 8/19/2014  RENDEZVOUS Day   Wednesday, 8/20/2014  Haswell, CO


Thursday, 8/21/2014  Tribune, KS   Friday, 8/22/2014  Dighton, KS   Saturday, 8/23/2014  Larned, KS

Sunday, 8/24/2014  Sterling, KS   Monday, 8/25/2014  Newton City, KS   Tuesday, 8/26/2014  Eureka, KS   Wednesday, 8/27/2014  Chanute, KS   Thursday, 8/28/2014  Pittsburg, KS   Friday, 8/29/2014  Ash Grove, MO   Saturday, 8/30/2014  Marshfield, MO
Sunday, 8/31/2014  Houston, MO   Monday, 9/1/2014  Ellington, MO   Tuesday, 9/2/2014  Lesterville, MO   Wednesday, 9/3/2014  Farminton, MO

Thursday, 9/4/2014  Chester, IL   Friday, 9/5/2014  Carbondale, IL   Saturday, 9/6/2014  Eddyville, IL   Sunday, 9/7/2014  Marion, KY   Monday, 9/8/2014  Owensboro, KY   Tuesday, 9/9/2014  Falls of Rough, KY   Wednesday, 9/10/2014  Hodgenville, KY
Thursday, 9/11/2014  Bardstown, KY   Friday, 9/12/2014  Rest Day   Saturday, 9/13/2014  Harrodsburg, KY   Sunday, 9/14/2014  Beria, KY   Monday, 9/15/2014  Buckhorn, KY   Tuesday, 9/16/2014  Hindman, KY   Wednesday, 9/17/2014  Breaks Interstate Park, VA
Thursday, 9/18/2014  Rosedale, VA   Friday, 9/19/2014  Damascus, VA   Saturday, 9/20/2014  CenterWytheville, VA   Sunday, 9/21/2014  Christanburg, VA   Monday, 9/22/2014  East of Troutville, VA   Tuesday, 9/23/2014  Vesuvius, VA  
Wednesday, 9/24/2014  Shenandoah, VA   Thursday, 9/25/2014  Mathews Arm CG, Shanendoah, VA   N38 45 55.2 W78 17 45.7   Friday, 9/26/2014  Mike Nardotti's, Aldie, VA   Saturday, 9/27/2014  RENDEZVOUS Day     Sunday, 9/28/2014  Antietam, MD
Monday, 9/29/2014  Gettysburg, PA   Tuesday, 9/30/2014  Lititz, PA   Valley Forge Nat Historic Park, King of Prussia, PA   Wednesday, 10/01/2014  Spring Mill Park, Conshohocken, PA    Thursday, 10/02/2014  Stockton, NJ   Friday, 10/03/2014  Columbia, NJ
Saturday, 10/04/2014  Montague, NJ   Sunday, 10/05/2014  Round Pond, West Point, NY
[& Trophy Point]   Monday, 10/06/2014

    The "well-done!" end to Tom and Rose's Excellent Adventure   

"Kudos from Kansas" Newspaper Article!


More info:




2014 Class Memorial Weekend 

email from KC Brown, 6/15/2014

Dear Classmates and Class Family,
Last weekend was positively unmatched in terms of camaraderie and re-connecting for those who were able to come from near and afar to commemorate our fallen classmates and renew the bonds we share with them and our Alma Mater. Early this week, the 104 pictures which Carl Oborski took at the ceremony should be up on our class page on the WPAOG website ( Carl's son filmed the entire ceremony and that clip along with DeAnn Jelinek's photos of the entire weekend can be found courtesy of Bill Bahr on the west-point,org site at this link: Together these will give those who were not able to join us a sense of how powerful the weekend seemed for those who were there.
We began to gather on Thursday with several informal company and battalion sized gatherings taking place that evening. The next morning, in glorious weather, the golfers met for lunch and a wonderful afternoon of golf at the beautiful Army-Navy Club's Fairfax facility. That evening over 150 participated in a relaxed and convivial buffet supper on the terrace of the ANCC Fairfax club house. Both of these were superbly organized and arranged by Bill Foster.
The following morning more than 250 assembled at the VN Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington DC for our solemn memorial service commemorating our fallen classmates, at which we were joined by Laurie Bass Wagner, Lauree Oliver with son Brian and his family along with Jim Smith's younger brother Johnny and his wife Susan. In a special touch, LTG (ret) Dale Vesser, '54 who was George Bass's battalion commander and Dave Ohle, '68 who was Jim Smith's and Paul Sawtelle's company commander in VN attended along with five members of Jim's and Paul's platoons from the Ranger company of the 101st Airborne Division..
Bob Harper's photos sent earlier today represent the first of many taken during the memorial service and capture well what made it so poignant and special. Among them you will recognize Bob Seitz, who organized our memorial service; Geoff Prosch who assisted him and arranged for a superb trumpeter from the US Army Band, who played the most haunting version of Taps most of us had ever heard that brought the many visitors to the memorial to a respectful stand-still; Chaplain (LTC) James Smith rendered meaningful invocations and benedictions and Rob Goff and John Lucas, who arranged for the participation of our guest speakers. GEN Fred Franks, '59, who was an English P and OR of the baseball team during our cadet years whose remarks paid homage to valor, sacrifice and ideals of West Point shown forth in the lives of each of our fallen classmates and Judge John Thomas whose inspired oratory brought back vivid memories of each. This year's memorial service was made even more special by the presence of the West Point Alumni Glee Club whose beautiful renditions of Army Blue, The Corps, The Alma Mater and the lovingly haunting Mansions of the Lord added immensely to the purpose and dignity of the occasion.
Carrying our class wreath, Mike McGovern and Brian Oliver led the procession to the Wall where we paused solemnly and respectfully before the panels bearing our classmates' names. Those attending then repaired to Bob and Holly Kimmitt's lovely home in North Arlington where a wonderful brunch repast awaited along with another well appreciated opportunity to socialize and reminisce. We thank especially the organizer of these events: Bill Foster for the golf and Friday night's social; Bob Seitz and Geoff Prosch for the wonderful ceremony, Lorraine Marshall for the attractive name tags and especially Bob and Holly Kimmitts for their generosity and warm hospitality. It was their hard work that brought all of us this renewed sense of kinship and fellowship that we and our families took away from this memorable weekend in the annals of our Class.
Best, KC



Mini-Micro Reunion Spirits


MC:   Ladies & Gentlemen, please remain standing for our traditional toasts.  Please take a moment to ensure your wine glasses are appropriately charged.

Name:    Ladies and Gentlemen, I propose a toast to the Commander-in-Chief, The President of the United States."   "To the President."

Name:   "Ladies and Gentlemen, I propose a toast to the United States Army."   "To the Army"

Name:   "Ladies and Gentlemen, I propose a toast to the United States Military Academy."   "To the Academy."

Youngest Grad   "Ladies and Gentlemen, I propose a toast to the Corps of Cadets."   "To the Corps."

Name:   "Ladies and Gentlemen, I propose a toast to our fallen comrades."   "To our Fallen Comrades."

MC:   Gentlemen, please seat your ladies. [pause]   "Gentlemen, I propose a toast… to the ladies."   "To the Ladies."   Gentlemen, please be seated.

Follow-on 1776 Patriotic Toasts        Academy Music      Follow-on Irish-flavored toasts

"Gentlemen:  Please charge your glasses and be upstanding!" 

Parting Glass (2nd Verse)
Oh, all the comrades e'er I had,
They're sorry for my going away,
And all the sweethearts e'er I had,
They'd wish me one more day to stay,
But since it falls unto my lot,
That I should go and you should not,
I gently rise and softly call,
Good night and joy be with you all.
  Music & other lyrics  

Founders Day Placemat (Download & Expand)

 Beast Barracks Favorite Dessert -- Strawberries Bavarian Creme -- 3.0, In-there, White-trou, Buckets-out Recipe


Your last view of West Point (in the rearview mirror)?  Feel the grip of its far off hold? 
General MacArthur came back -- why don't you? 
Come back to where they taught you "everything from the pavement to the stars." 
It's not [pitch] black, grey, and cold; it's pitched as Black, Gray, and Gold!!    : )

Visiting West Point





West Point [1782] watercolor by L'Enfant. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


West Point is the "Key of America."  --  George Washington, "Sentiments on a Peace Establishment," 2 May 1783.

"Glory 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, copyright 2014  -- "West Point -- The Hard & Harder Right" Tribute

BTW, did you know that Washington, DC, was originally to be a 10 mile by 10 mile square or 100 square miles.  Then in 1846, 31 square miles was returned to Virginia, leaving approximately 69 square miles on the original Maryland side of the Potomac remaining in the District of Columbia.

just a reminder that French Charleville .69 caliber muskets were first presented to George Washington by Lafayette.  One estimate of Lafayette's deliveries is 25,000 Charlevilles.  The US later commissioned the 1795 Springfield musket based upon the Charleville design.  The Springfields are the crossed muskets which have become the US Infantry insignia.  If you see your friendly webmaster (wp28260) at a class event and would like a .69 caliber musket ball as a reminder of the BOTL, just ask.  With some luck, he may have one for you.  One per classmate, please!

Home! SweetHome!