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Cadet will not Lie, Cheat, Steal, or Tolerate Those Who Do


USMA at West Point


We have changed the wording of our Alma Mater to reflect the fact that our Women Graduates have also given their lives serving this Nation.


----- Class of 2012 Motto ------

- "For More Than Ourselves" -Thank you Class of 2012 - for the Honor of Marching with you The Class of 62 - Can Do


Remember - The Soldiers you will lead Always Come First


Motto -- Duty Honor Country


The Cadets of West Point


They played perhaps Army's Greatest Game. They were the Team that Gave The Most


Washington's Letter recommending the establishment of the Academy and the History of West Point


The Oaths We Take


West Points Medal of Honor Winners


Jefferson Hall - the Academy's new Library.


Douglas MacArthur

Vinegar Joe Stilwell cleaning his Thompson -The Walkout -Burma 1942

George Patton


The Monuments of West Point


Kosciuszko Monument - Guarding the Hudson ensuring there is no passage of British Man of War


Forts of the Hudson

So we'll sing our reminiscences of Benny Havens, Oh!


Academic Excellence


---- Colonel Thayer


West Point


Trophy Point


L'Ecole Polytechnique Monument, or The French Monument by Cadets


Superintendent's Quarters viewed from Thayer Road

Superintendant was not Happy Black '57



Home of the Dean


Quarters 104

Cadet Chapel


Michie Stadium


Arvin Gym


Kimsey Athletic Center


Holleder Center


Washington Monument


United States Military Academy Band


Cadet Barracks


Rugby Complex


Great Chain


Plain looking toward Washington Hall


Battle Monument


Washington Hall with Cadet Chapel on rocks above.


Hudson River


Captured Trophies


Battle Monument


West Point Cemetery


Plain


Cost to this Nation of Differing Views


Trophy Point -- Our Flag


Corps of Cadets Formed in Companies early 1960s


Corps of Cadets Formed in Companies early 1960s


Sending the Army Team off to Beat Navy


Army Mule


Color Guard


Band Box Review Early 1950's in Central Area


Battalion Mass Early 50's


Flirtation Walk



Arvin Gym


Duty Honor Country


Cadet will not Lie, Cheat, Steal, or Tolerate Those Who Do


Motto -- Duty Honor Country

Remember - The Soldiers you will lead Always Come First

Academic Excellence

--They played perhaps Army's Greatest Game. They were the Team that Gave The Most

Colonel Thayer

West Point mid 60's

Trophy Point

L'Ecole Polytechnique Monument, or The French Monument by Cadets

Superintendent's Quarters viewed from Thayer Road

Cadet Chapel

Michie Stadium

Arvin Gym

Kimsey Athletic Center

Holleder Center

Washington Monument

United States Military Academy Band

Barracks

Rugby Complex

Great Chain

Plain looking toward Washington Hall

Battle Monument

Washington Hall with Cadet Chapel on rocks above.

Hudson River

Captured Trophies

Battle Monument

West Point Cemetery

Plain

Cost to this Nation of Differing Views

Trophy Point -- Our Flag

Corps of Cadets Formed in Companies early 1960s

Corps of Cadets Formed in Companies early 1960s

Sending the Army Team off to Beat Navy

Army Mule

Color Guard

Band Box Review Early 1950's in Central Area

Battalion Mass Early 50's

Flirtation Walk

Cadet will not Lie, Cheat, Steal, or Tolerate Those Who Do

Motto -- Duty Honor Country

Remember - The Soldiers you will lead Always Come First

Academic Excellence

They played perhaps Army's Greatest Game. They were the Team that Gave The Most

Colonel Thayer

West Point mid 60's

Trophy Point

L'Ecole Polytechnique Monument, or The French Monument by Cadets

Superintendent's Quarters viewed from Thayer Road

Cadet Chapel

Michie Stadium

Arvin Gym

Kimsey Athletic Center

Holleder Center

Washington Monument

United States Military Academy Band

Barracks

Rugby Complex

Great Chain

Plain looking toward Washington Hall

Battle Monument

Washington Hall with Cadet Chapel on rocks above.

Hudson River

Captured Trophies

Battle Monument

West Point Cemetery

Plain

- Cost to this Nation of Differing Views

Trophy Point -- Our Flag

Corps of Cadets Formed in Companies early 1960s

Corps of Cadets Formed in Companies early 1960s

Sending the Army Team off to Beat Navy

- Army Mule

Color Guard

Band Box Review Early 1950's in Central Area

Battalion Mass Early 50's

Flirtation Walk

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Cadet will not Lie, Cheat, Steal, or Tolerate Those Who Do

We have changed the wording of our Alma Mater to reflect the fact that our Women Graduates have also given their lives serving this Nation.

----- Class of 2012 Motto ----- "For More Than Ourselves" Thank you Class of 2012 for the Honor of Marching with you The Class of 62

---------- Class of 2008 --------- ----- Class Crest & Motto ----- "No Mission Too Great"

---- Their Commencement ---- "Here am I; Send me."

Thank you Class of 2008 and Please Thank the Men & Women --- the Soldiers you will lead --- The Class of 62.

Motto -- Duty Honor Country

Remember - The Soldiers you will lead Always Come First

Jefferson Hall - the Academy's new Library.

Academic Excellence

--They played perhaps Army's Greatest Game. They were the Team that Gave The Most

---- Colonel Thayer

West Point mid 60's

Trophy Point

L'Ecole Polytechnique Monument, or The French Monument by Cadets

Superintendent's Quarters viewed from Thayer Road

Cadet Chapel

Michie Stadium

Arvin Gym

Kimsey Athletic Center

Holleder Center

Washington Monument

United States Military Academy Band

Barracks

Rugby Complex

Great Chain

Plain looking toward Washington Hall

Battle Monument

Washington Hall with Cadet Chapel on rocks above.

Hudson River

Captured Trophies

Battle Monument

West Point Cemetery

Plain

- Cost to this Nation of Differing Views

Trophy Point -- Our Flag

Corps of Cadets Formed in Companies early 1960s

Corps of Cadets Formed in Companies early 1960s

Sending the Army Team off to Beat Navy

- Army Mule

Color Guard

Band Box Review Early 1950's in Central Area

Battalion Mass Early 50's

Flirtation Walk

Arvin Gym

Duty Honor Country

Cadet will not Lie, Cheat, Steal, or Tolerate Those Who Do

Motto -- Duty Honor Country

Remember - The Soldiers you will lead Always Come First

Academic Excellence

--They played perhaps Army's Greatest Game. They were the Team that Gave The Most

---- Colonel Thayer

West Point mid 60's

Trophy Point

L'Ecole Polytechnique Monument, or The French Monument by Cadets

Superintendent's Quarters viewed from Thayer Road

Cadet Chapel

Michie Stadium

Arvin Gym

Kimsey Athletic Center

Holleder Center

Washington Monument

United States Military Academy Band

Barracks

Rugby Complex

Great Chain

Plain looking toward Washington Hall

Battle Monument

Washington Hall with Cadet Chapel on rocks above.

Hudson River

Captured Trophies

Battle Monument

West Point Cemetery

Plain

- Cost to this Nation of Differing Views

Trophy Point -- Our Flag

Corps of Cadets Formed in Companies early 1960s

Corps of Cadets Formed in Companies early 1960s

Sending the Army Team off to Beat Navy

- Army Mule

Color Guard

Band Box Review Early 1950's in Central Area

Battalion Mass Early 50's

Flirtation Walk

Cadet will not Lie, Cheat, Steal, or Tolerate Those Who Do

Motto -- Duty Honor Country

Remember - The Soldiers you will lead Always Come First

Academic Excellence

--They played perhaps Army's Greatest Game. They were the Team that Gave The Most

---- Colonel Thayer

West Point mid 60's

Trophy Point

L'Ecole Polytechnique Monument, or The French Monument by Cadets

Superintendent's Quarters viewed from Thayer Road

Cadet Chapel

Michie Stadium

Arvin Gym

Kimsey Athletic Center

Holleder Center

Washington Monument

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The '54 Crest

General MacArthur stated it would take

"at least 10 years"

to return Army Football to Respectability


28th Infantry Regiment
Black Lion Award is intended to go to the person on his team "who best exemplifies the character of Don Holleder: leadership, courage, devotion to duty, self-sacrifice, and - above all -

an unselfish concern for the team ahead of himself."


General George Patton

"The Army moves as a team, eats as a team, and fights as a team."


The '55 Crest











They played perhaps Army's Greatest Game.

They were the Team that Gave The Most


Don Hollender Remember - The Soldiers you will lead Always Come First


Vann and Holleder


9 Army A's


The '56 Crest


The '57 Crest










Can Do


Gen Van Fleet addressing the Corps prior to the Navy Game


Constructed under supervision of Jay Gould "54 and the Ord Dept from a German Rocket Gun captured at Kasserine Pass. First used in the Duke Game.


COL "Red" Reeder granted the Cheerleaders Corps Squad status to obtain financial support for their spirit-inducing initiatives.


Bob Mischak - - It should be pointed out that Bob was an All American selection, but is not recognized by the Academy as such because of the organization which selected him.









Ubel scores 3 Times against Navy - Vann's facking results in Peter getting tackled - #10 on the ground behind Ubel

Vann to Sisson

Army's B Squad

Vann to Mischak.

Uebel Intercepts

Cody to Don Holleder








Lasley

Frank Hicks

Burd

Bill Purdue

Cody

Meador Mgr

Ron Melnick







Ralph Chesnauskas

Pat Uebel

Tommy Bell

Sisson headed for another score

Peter Vann stuffs the ball in Jerry's gut

Leroy Lunn & Jerry Lodge

Uebel after taking the handoff from Hagan







Attaya - Army's Fullback

Sisson - one of 3 Great Ends

Bob Mischak

Ralph Chesnauskas


Bob Farris

Vann moving out of the pocket

Peter Vann 10, Billy Chance 38, Herdman 68







Ken Kramer

Joe Lapchick

Kirk Cockrell


Lodge going down tosses to Paul Schweikert for score.




Dick Zeigler

Bob Farris
Played the 2d half of the Navy Game blind in one eye.







Pat Uebel

Tommy Bell

Peter Vann

Freddie Attaya

Mike Zeigler

Jerry Lodge wearing #67, playing fullback.

Johnny Wing




Lowell Sisson


Norm Stephen

Jack Krause

Dick Ziegler

Jerry Lodge

Leroy Lunn






Norm Stephen

Jerry Lodge

Corps of Cadets for Navy Game

Can Do

General MacArthur stated it would take

"at least 10 years"

to return Army Football to Respectability

General George Patton

"The Army moves as a team, eats as a team, and fights as a team."

Don Hollender Remember - The Soldiers you will lead Always Come First








The '54 Crest

The '55 Crest

28th Infantry Regiment
Black Lion Award is intended to go to the person on his team "who best exemplifies the character of Don Holleder: leadership, courage, devotion to duty, self-sacrifice, and - above all -

an unselfish concern for the team ahead of himself."


They played perhaps Army's Greatest Game.

They were the Team that Gave The Most


The '56 Crest


The '57 Crest





Preparations for the Return to Burma

CBI Badge

CBI Order of Battle is at http://www.cbi-history.com/

Stilwell checks the results of rifle training, Ramgarh, India, 1943.



Stilwell inspecting troops of the Chinese 38th Division at the training base at Ramgarh, India, 1942. General Sun Li-jen, commander of the 38th Division follows Stilwell.



Conference concerning training of Chinese troops at Ramgarh, India, 1943. Left to right are unknown Chinese officer, BG Sibert, Stilwell, General Sun Li-jen, General Liao Yueh-shang.



Stilwell and Chinese General Sun Li-jen check on training at Ramgarh, India, 1943.



Stilwell addressing wounded Chinese soldiers at the training facility Stilwell set up to provide the soldiers with civilian skills once they were discharged from the Army.



The 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) was organized to participate in the Burma operations as the result of a decision made at the Quebec Conference in August, 1943. Five months later, on I February 1944, the three battalions comprising the provisional unit had been transported to India, organized, trained, and equipped for employment. They were the only American ground combat troops designated at this time for the China-Burma-India Theater. The Unit was to become know as Merriller's Marauders.

Individual training emphasized marksmanship, scouting and patrolling, map reading, and jungle navigation. A normal amount of calisthenics was included in the daily routine, and the length and pace of marches were increased in order to make the men physically hard. Classes always marched to and from ranges and training areas, no matter how far they were from camp. Packs were worn whenever possible.

Platoon tactics were stressed in every training operation. Company, combat team, battalion, and unit exercises were also held, but time was short and attention had to be directed mostly toward moulding squads and platoons into highly efficient and well-coordinated teams. Each small unit was familiarized as much as possible with the normal combat activities of other types of units. Rifle platoon leaders and noncommissioned officers were instructed in directing mortar fire, and all men were taught the rudiments of voice radio procedure.

In general, the heavy weapons, intelligence and reconnaissance, pioneer and demolition, and communications personnel were already well trained in their special functions. Taking part in all training of their combat teams, they became physically hardened to the same extent as the rest of the men. Rear echelon personnel, including parachute packers, riggers, and kick-out crews, were trained separately by the unit S-4.

Ten days spent on maneuvers with General Wingate's troops brought to light minor deficiencies. There was a shortage of pack animals, and the changes which had been made in organization and equipment required final adjustments.

After the commanders within the unit had been assigned, General Merrill was placed in charge of the entire force. He appointed Maj. Louis J. Williams as his executive officer, in charge of the Command Post group.

On 8 January 1944, the completely organized and trained unit was assigned to General Stilwell's field command in northern Burma. He expected to use it in conjunction with the Chinese forces which were beginning their drive against the Japanese 18th Division. In accordance with General Stilwell's concept of the use of long-range-penetration units, the 5307th was to be sent on bold missions against assigned objectives behind the enemy lines in order to facilitate the seizure of key points by the main Chinese forces.the unit, each battalion was formed into two jungle columns, called "combat teams" by the Americans. These were not combat teams in the accepted American sense, for their organization represented only a division of each battalion into two smaller units, without any addition of elements not organic to the battalion. The division was made in such a manner that each "combat team" had its share of the heavy weapons and other organic battalion elements and thus was able to operate as a self-contained unit.

General Stilwell's immediate orders to the 5307th were to close in on Ledo by 7 February and from there to march over the trail as far as Ningbyen.





Decorating Chinese troops of the 22nd Division, 1943.



Stilwell in northern Burma, December 24, 1943. In the background is his aide, Lt. Richard Young.



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