Army’s Earl “Red” Blaik by Coach Hugh Wyatt

A Return to Glory, an Academy Bicentennial Book published in August 2000 by Bill McWilliams and Warwick House Publishing, Lynchburg, VA 24504. The distributor is Aegis Consulting Group/Aberjona Press, Bedford, PA 15522.

The University of Oklahoma, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics – Thanks for sharing Coach Wilkinson’s comments about the Army Team.

Dr. Stephen Grove United States Military Academy Historian, Office of Policy, Planning and Assessment

The USMA Library – the Archive of the Academy, the photos the documents, the wonderful, helpful Staff.

Col Morris Herbert AOG — for your patience, guidence, hard work, knowledge and for insuring the concept stayed on the straight and narrow.

Pete Heimdahl, Class of 1961, who when I was 31 tenths down (3.00 Grading) in late October of Plebe Year, stepped in as my Coach pulling me back, and insuring that I was never Turned Out in French.

Have you ever wondered why Authors of History, people proud of the Heritage they represent, people who love sports history and people who love books and research, are so helpful. They must have something inside that it might be good for all of us to have.

The Class of 1962 for the work, the patience, the guidence and for what you gave. Dave – 62’s Sports enthusiast, Tom, Glen, Jim, Ted, Buzzy, and of coarse Jim my roommate who insured I graduated.

To the Athletes of the Classes of 1949, 1954, 1956, 1959, 1960, 1961 1962, 1963, 1966, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1995, 1997 and the 2006 Women’s Basketball Team, and to all of the Athletes in the Classes who will be added to this site. Thanks for what you Gave and for some What You Will Give..

This Web Site is nothing more that a continuation of the Class of 62’s commitment to physical fitness and Army Athletics.

Worth of a Class –

20 Years After –

And finally Thanks Al, Thanks for All You Gave. This would never have been considered if your Classmates did not feel you were owed. Al Rushatz – Number 31, Army’s Fullback, Captain of the Wrestling Team, An All American in Football And Wrestling.


  1. Posted March 24, 2023 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    I just stumbled on your website. Astonishing to say the least. Thank you for your effort. If you ever need someone to carry the torch, let me know. -Patrick Mangin, LTC Retired, #33 from 1986-1989. Army Football Club Member. Beat navy.

  2. forwhattheygave
    Posted April 1, 2023 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    OK Patrick – Interesting – so how qualified are you with web sites? What do you know about Word Press? What can you add to the site? What do you see wrong with the site? You have one thing going for you – You – no actually 2, Infantry and Football. Ever heard of Al Rushatz? Phil

  3. forwhattheygave
    Posted April 1, 2023 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    Patrick – if are not familiar with working a Web Site – Do you have a Classmate who stood a little higher in the Class who would help you? Do you have a Mac – it makes work easier? Phil

  4. forwhattheygave
    Posted April 1, 2023 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Patrick –

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