West point class of 1951


From his room, classmate Tom Horgan photographed the setting up for a Band Box Review in Dress Gray uniform; the winter of 1949 -- Gloom Period.  Occasionally on Saturdays when the Plain was covered with snow and winds roared down the Hudson from the North we paraded in Central Area -- the heart of Cadet Barracks where we lived 4 years.

Home was Central Barracks, with academic buildings right beside, old South Barracks, and North Barracks, The years were Fourth Class Year, or Plebe Year; Third Class Year, or Yearling Year; Second Class Year, or Cow Year; and First Class Year, when we graduated, in 1951.  In 1949 we were Yearlings in the United States Corps of Cadets.


In July 1947, at Battle Monument on Trophy Point, 615 new cadets at West Point were sworn in to the United States Corps of Cadets as members of the

United States Military Academy Class of 1951

Welcome for the Class of 1951, our Wives and Widows

Associate Classmates, Children, Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren Families and Friends . . . Visit all the pages


Start with a Click here to: this link. It is the West Point Glee Club performing Alma Mater. Click on 4 dots at lower right and get the impact of full screen viewing. When done click the arrow at upper left of your screen.

Learn more of your forbear’s Alma Mater and Class by clicking the About page, and find Distinguished Graduates. Check all the History that is at the Early Years & Later Years pages. See Events for the Reunion.  Memorial honors the Fallen. Help grandfather collect his stuff with Cullum Files.  News is posted on the Class Notes pages. There are Memories & Tales, not to be missed, of course. Don’t forget what grandfather memorized in Bugle Notes under References & Publications. This website belongs to you; established and maintained by the ’51 Class Scribe.