About The Book & Author
This is the story of the four decade service and sacrifice to the Nation of The
United States Military Academy Class of 1967. It is told through the experiences
of a member of that Class. The Class of 1967--entering West Point just three
years after John F. Kennedy's inaugural call to ask what you can do for your
country - bore the burden, met the hardship, and paid the price of JFK's call.
The Class of 1967 has had a unique and important part in the history of the US
military in the last forty years. There were 583 graduates in the class in 1967.
In Vietnam and Southeast Asia, from 1968 to 1970, it lost 29 killed – among the
highest of West Point Class graduates who served in the war. Scores of Class
Members were also wounded; many still suffer from those wounds. Members of this
class also received over 350 awards for valor, including three Distinguished
Service Crosses - the Nation's second highest award to the Congressional Medal
of Honor. In addition, Class members served many years overseas over all parts
of the globe. It was instrumental in the rebuilding of the Army in the
Post-Vietnam era from 1975 to 1985; and members led the Army that was so
successful in the conflicts in Panama and the first Gulf War.
The Class of 1967
produced 19 General Officers, held numerous other senior government positions in
the aftermath of 9/11 to include a Secretary of the Army, and initially led in
the 'War Against Terror' in Iraq and Afghanistan. Indeed, the Class motto, "None
Will Surpass 67 Class," became the gauntlet the Class set for itself as a
measure of its service to the Nation and its accomplishments as part of the
distinguished 'Long Gray Line' of academy graduates.
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