Worth of A West Point Class

Franklin – here is a larger Version of MacArthur’s Hat.


Franklin – see my comments to you

Class of 1962
Can Do       

mac-death3In May General MacArthur told us what to expect and what he expected of us.  Many of us have his DUTY, HONOR AND COUNTRY farewell address to the Cadet Corps hanging on our walls.

The hat & ring must be the same size

Kennedy 2

We Graduated 6 June 1962, the 18th Anniversary of D-Day. President Kennedy gave us his expectations of us at our Graduation.  We gave President Kennedy a Class Ring, which now is displayed in the West Point Library. 



Class of 1962’s Gift to the Corps of Cadets

Kimsey Athletic Center
Given by
Jim Kimsey

With in ’62, we also have a Very Generous Classmate who has given for our Class Gift to the Cadet Corps, the Kimsey Center, The Team he played on and his Coach.
At his request his name is not listed.

  Frank Caufield Crew and Sailing Center
Given in Honor of his Father BG Frank Caufield Class of 1934
by Frank Caufield Class of 1962
Crew & Sailing copy                                                   

Founders of Rugby

Franklin make the first couple of lines larger and the rest smaller

In the closing days of World War II, Brigadier General Charles Canham, then assistant division commander of the 8th Infantry Division, was about to receive the surrender of a German Unit.“I’m here to receive your surrender,” he told the three- star German commander, who replied “I won’t surrender until I see your credentials”.  Canham gestured to the Riflemen accompanying him:      “These are my Credentials”.
One of those first “The Can Do” Class of 1962 Rugers was to become Army Chief of Staff. He understood the profound significance of General Canham’s response …. and the sacred and inherent obligation officers have to the soldiers under their command. When the 8th Divison Colors were retired he would include as part of his signature block
Soldiers are our Credentials

The names must be readable


The John L. Taylor First Team Brotherhood Annual Award recognizes the Cadet who each year demonstrates the highest ideals and values of the Army Men’s Rugby Program and USMA Cadet culture.

Center the above – then put the next 2 side by side below it


A statue of the Rugby player is given to the Cadet who is recognized each year.


Founders of Judo
Lee Taylor & Dave McLaughlin
As Lee and Dave began working out, Classmates and members of the other Classes began to join.  After several petitions the Commandant, General Stilwell authorized Judo as a competitive sports club in Sept 1961; with the proviso that the Club did not enter any competition.   Lee did compete in the Easter Collegiate Championships placing 1st Individual.  Lee presented the Trophy to General Stilwell.  Later in the New York Metropolitan Championships, Lee took 1st Individual, while Dave and Lee took 1st Place Team.  General Stilwell and General Westmoreland acknowledged the Teams success. West Point Judo were National Champions in 2011.


Put these 2 Crests next to each each other     dselogo

Created the Department of Systems Engineering
By Jim Kays – First Department Head
As a Player, Coach and Responsible Officer, Jim
gave 26 years to the 150s

BSL logo copy

Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department
Howard Prince Department Head

General Downing was appointed as the first Distinguished Chair of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.

The Wayne Downing Scholars Program offers Army officers a fully funded Graduate Education at top tier Universities around the Globe.

We raised $100,000 among ourselves when we were least wealthy and distributed it to the widows of their fallen classmates to help with the education of their children.

Room 405  The Thayer Hotel
Honoring the 1953 – 1954 Corps of Cadets and their Football Team