Archive for June 27, 2008

Class Constitution Available Online

Jay Folk (G3) '89 retrieved a copy of our Class Constitution from the WPAOG.  We've added this to a new section on the web site called "Class Documents", and the latest of any documents added will be listed on the web site in a section at the right.

LTC Jim Walton (G4) KIA

LTC Jim WaltonWith great sadness we report the death of LTC James J. Walton (G4) '89.  Jim was one of four soldiers killed by an IED and small arms fire on June 21, 2008, in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Please keep his wife, Sarah, in your thoughts and prayers.

ABC affiliate WJLA TV has an article and related news coverage on Jim's passing.  It tells a story of Jim's passion for his soldiers and how he was featured last month on an Albany, NY, radio station's American Heroes segment

You may post memories or a eulogy to Jim on his eulogy page.

Well done.  Be thou at peace.

Goodbye “USMA”, Hello “West Point”

This is interesting…USMA is rebranding itself as West Point. 

According to recent surveys, it seems people know the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy and that other place, near Highland Falls, where the Army trains its elite officers. 

The institution is promoting "West Point," which rolls a little easier off the tongue, over the U.S. Military Academy, or USMA (pronounced yoose-ma), for short.

Read the entire article online.