John Taylor

JOHN LESLIE TAYLOR

Class 1962

Company I-2

Home Town – BURAW, NORTH CAROLINA

High School – BURGAW HIGH SCHOOL

Prior College – NORTH CAROLINA STATE COLLEGE RALEIGH, N. C.

Prior Military Service – ENLISTED ARMY RESERVIST, TWO YEARS

Date of Entry to Academy – 1 JULY 1958

Date of Graduation – 6 JUNE 1962

Age at Graduation – 23

Cullum Number – 24293

Cadet Rank & Military Position

  • CADET SERGEANT
  • ACTING PLATOON SERGEANT

Height – 71″

Weight – 165 LBS.

Teams

  • ARMY RUGBY TEAM/CLUB
  • FOUNDER AND CLUB PRESIDENT, 1961-1962

Officer Representative

  • CPT CARNES, ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT, USMA: OIC

Team Captain

  • BILL SCHERR

Positions Played

  • SCRUM LOCK, C, OR D SIDE AND TEAM MANAGER

Team Recognition

  • Cow Year

    JOINED THE MANHATTAN RUGBY LEAGUE BY INVITATION.
    THE FIRST ARMY RUGBY SET THE BEST WINNING TRADITION OF ANY SPORT IN THE HISTORY OF WEST POINT. THUS, GIVING RUGBY A PERMANENT PLACE AT WEST POINT.

  • Firstie Year

    WON THE MATCH WITH THE NATION’S BEST TEAM, THE MANHATTAN RUGBY TEAM, FOLLOWING GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR’S “DUTY. HONOR. COUNTRY.” SPEECH ON 12 MAY 1962.

Academy Recognition

  • THE RUGBY SPORTS COMPLEX, THE FOUNDING SPONSORS OF WHICH ARE MR AND MRS. LEE ANDERSON, USMA CLASS OF 1961, IS CERTAINLY AN OUTSTANDING TRIBUTE TO THE RECOGNITION OF RUGBY AT THE USMA.
  • TEAM HISTORY WRITTEN IN THE “1962 POINTER” AND IN THE “ASSEMBLY”,
    AUGUST/SEPTEMBER, 2003 ISSUE, “EARLY BEGINNINGS” BY RIC CESPED.

Class Standing

LOWER 200 0F 601 GRADUATES: AFFECTIONATELY “A GOAT”.

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