Army’s Earl “Red” Blaik by Coach Hugh Wyatt http://www.coachwyatt.com/blaik1.html
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. http://www.aberjonapress.com/catalog/artg/
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.
- Kimsey Athletic Center — home to Army’s storied Football Program. Given by Jim Kimsey a member of the Can Do Class. Jim was selected as a Distinguished Graduate in 2008. http://www.goarmysports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=11100&KEY=&ATCLID=324137
- “Caufield Crew & Sailing Center” Given by Frank Caufield a member of the Can Do Class http://www.usma.edu/uscc/dca/clubs/Club%20Setup%20Info/crew.html
- Can Do Room — Physical Fitness Room. Brought into being under Al Rushatz‘s leardership; given by us to the Corps. http://www.aogusma.org/Class/1962/62%20Room/Room%20Intro.htm
- Gave 26 Years to the 150’s — As Player, Coach, and Officer Representative Jim Kays Class of 1962 gave 26 years to the 150, Lightweight, Sprint Football Team.
- The Hall of Army Sports — Located in the Kimsey Athletic Center. Created by Gus Fishburne Class of 62, Col Morris Herbert Class of 1950, AOG Historian and Dr Steve Grove Command Historian
- Founders of Rugby — In the summer of 1960 John Taylor (62) was determined to bring Rugby to West Point. Along with Classmate Ricardo Cesped as Coach, they requested the support of Pete Dawkins (59); obtained approval from Superintendent Major General “William Westmoreland” Class of 1936; sought out funding; borrowed equipment from Soccer Coach Palone and accepted castoff equipment from B Squad Football. Nearly 40 Cadets turned out in early April 1961, and by the end of the month the Team played its first game. By the 2d year, 1962, the Team had a winning record. Go to — Rugby
- Class of 1962 Can Do — Highlights of the Class of 1962’s Success on the Fields of Friendly Strife. By Dave Phillips Class Scribe and Sports Historian.
- Tribute to Maggie Dixon By “Rusty Wilkerson” — Class of 62 Can Do.
- 1958 Football Team — what it meant to us as Plebes By Bill Mogan — Class of 62 Can Do.
- Other Writtings
Worth of a Class – http://usma1962.westpointaog.com/WorthofaWPClass.htm
20 Years After – http://www.aogusma.org/Class/1962/TwentyYears.htm
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.