about united states military academy class of 1951

 
 
 





-- West Point is fundamental to assuring America’s leadership.  The USMA Class of 1951 is a remarkable contributor to her greatness.


-- Of 615 who launched in 1947, 475 graduated in 1951.  Now, 224 remain living across the globe.  All 1951 graduates are recorded in the West Point Association of Graduates Register with Cullum Numbers 18017 through 18491, along with many associated former cadets.


-- 468 classmates began their service in the U.S. Armed Forces; with 352 in the U.S. Army and 116 U.S. Air Force.  These uniformed ranks were thinned with the death of 24 classmates killed during military operations, plus other losses, over the years.  During two wars, the wounded were awarded 88 Purple Heart decorations.


-- Three in the Class served their homelands, the Philippines, Costa Rica, and Panama; as well as deploying to Korea and Nicaragua,


-- Class members who went on to play destined roles as U.S. leaders not in uniform, numbered 137 graduates, ever pursuing contributions to the nation rooted in the West Point intellectual, leadership, and character development that helped prepare them.


-- The 296 classmates continuing in active military service as Lieutenant Colonels, Colonels, and General Officers were the nation’s top leaders in battle and in duty to their military services, to joint forces commands, and to government bureaus, departments, and agencies.  Their deep impact is clearly visible.


-- The imprint of the Class is proudly reflected in six representative members selected by the West Point Association of Graduates for award of the rank of Distinguished Graduate of the Military Academy; namely Ambassador Abshire; United States Army Chief of Staff, General Meyer; NATO Military Committee Chairman, General Robinson; U.S. Infantry Colonel Clemons, Dr. Aldrin, Astronaut, and General Richardson, Commander of the U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command.


-- Full recognition of sweeping Class accomplishment in the national civil sector is not captured easily.  It is a moving applause of distinction across industry, academia, professions, local and state governments, and countless institutions served by the Class of 1951.  These contributions are what have always marked West Point as a unique national institution, since 1802.


-- Pictured to represent the vast sweep of Class of 1951 civil accomplishment and standards, often combined with commitment in the reserve armed forces, is Texas oil guru, attorney Graham.  Reserve Major Generals McGann and Smith of the Air Force and Army are other modest symbols of this brand of civil and military service combined.


-- Finally, the Class of 1951 is about a devotion to wives and families, that is unmatched anywhere.  This is an image that sets extraordinary example, and should have special meaning for all who seek to understand the deep tap roots of American values.

 


West Point class of 1951

executive committee



contacts


William Richardson

Class Advisor to the West Point Association of Graduates



Dudley Thompson

Regional Representative Coordinator




Regional Representatives


Clint Granger

CT, MA, ME, VT, NH, RI


Charles Satuloff

David Betts

NY, Canada, UK


Bruno Giordano

Lee Duke

PA, NJ


Chandler Goodnow

Robert Dean

MD, DE


George Gardes

Donald VanMatre

Northern VA, DC


William Louisell

VA


Edward Matney

William Malouche

NC, SC


George Meighen

AL, AR, GA, LA, TE


Russell Walthour

Frederick Irving

FL, Central/South America


John Cousins

IN, KY, OH


John Haumersen

IL, IA, MI, MN, WI


Frank Sisson

Walter Johnson

KS, MO, NE, ND, SD


Seldon Graham

Bruce Robertson

TX, OK


Donald McGann

Lewis Casbon

AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT


John Hemphill

AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY


Alan Esser

Frank Winfield

CA, HI

 

West Point Class of 1951