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Gen Douglas MacArthur

General of the Army Douglas MacArthur was an amazing man who lived a life doing things most people don’t even dream of. He was one of the most popular generals in the world after WWII. He rebuilt Japan. He fought the Korean War—until he was fired by...

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The US Military Academy

Today in 1802 the United States Military Academy was founded at West Point, NY. While it was an engineering school when I graduated in the stone ages (1964) it was recently rated as the top school in the nation in Arts and Sciences and the leading...

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Beat Navy

The Army-Navy game this Saturday marks the 120th anniversary of the great football rivalry. Their first game was played on a field laid out on a corner of the Parade Ground at West Point. In my 4 years at West Point (I graduated in 1964) we never...

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Getting caught up

On 5 July 1960, that’s 50 years ago, I stood on the plain at West Point as a brand new plebe and took the oath as a soldier, beginning my military career. I spent 4 years as a cadet, 22 years on active duty; since retiring in 1986 I’ve...

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46 Years ago today

It was 46 years ago, 3 Jun 64, that I, along with the rest of the Class of 1964, graduated from West Point and assumed the illustrious rank of Second Lieutenant, US Army. We all began 60 days of graduation leave which was followed by Army schools...

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West Point and Obama

Today is graduation day for the Class of 2010 at West Point. The ceremony is over; President Obama was the speaker. I wasn’t there, but one of my good friends was. Here are his comments. Well, the Class of 2010 is graduating and President...

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I’ve been busy

I’m sorry that I’ve been AWOL from the blog for a while. My West Point Class is celebrating our 45th reunion at the Point. I’ve been busy having fun with some old friends, some of whom have gotten old. For our 40th reunion we...

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West Point rocks!

As a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point who is about to attend his 45th reunion (yes, I’m old), I was surprised and delighted to find that a href=”; target=”_blank”Forbes.com/a pronounced West Point as the Best...

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