Happy Fun At Founders Day 2017

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On 18 March, 2017, the West Point Society of WA and Puget Sound celebrated the 215th anniversary of the founding of West Point. COL Christianne Ploch ’92 was the Emcee and moved the activities along very smoothly. We knew we were off to a great start when Mr Walt Sears ’79 not only led us in a blessing but followed up with a rocket. President of the society LTC Van Sawin ’91, welcomed everyone and presented Kent Troy ’81 with the local C. Coburn Smith “Duty Well-Performed Award”. 2LT Abigail Jeffers ’16 was the youngest grad and shared what she did not like while being a cadet and COL(R) Guy Troy ’46 was the oldest grad (after recently celebrating his 94th birthday and wearing his dress mess) and shared a project of honoring West Point Modern Pentathlon Olympians with a suite at the Hotel Thayer. Then BG Cindy Jebb ’82, Dean of the Academy, was the key note speaker and provided a wonderful update on the ever continuous progress made at West Point. After a few opportunities of audience participation, recognizing graduates for their accomplishments in such things as attending STAP, walking over 100 hours on the area, being on the dean’s list, being married at West Point and volunteering service to the Nation while at war. The evening concluded with a recitation of the Cadet Prayer and singing of the Alma Mater.

MAJ (R) G. Kent Troy ’81

BG Cindy Jebb '82, Dean of the Academic Board

BG Cindy Jebb ’82, Dean of the Academic Board

COL (Ret.) G. Kent Troy '46, Oldest Grad

COL (Ret.) Guy Troy ’46, Oldest Grad

2LT Abigail Jeffers '16, Youngest Graduate

2LT Abigail Jeffers ’16, Youngest Graduate

WPSWPS Banner

WPSWPS Banner

COL (Ret.) and WPPC-WA President Gasper Gulotta '81, Mrs. Joanne Gulotta and CDT Charles Gulotta '19

COL (Ret.) and WPPC-WA President Gasper Gulotta ’81, Mrs. Joanne Gulotta and CDT Charles Gulotta ’19

COL (Ret.) Robert Forbes '81, Mrs. Mary Forbes, Rachel Forbes and Emily Forbes

COL (Ret.) Mary Forbes ’83, COL (Ret.) Robert Forbes ’81,  Rachel Forbes and Emily Forbes

West Point Class of 1981 with COL (Ret.) Guy Kent Troy '46, Their Spouses and Progeny

West Point Class of 1981 with COL (Ret.) Guy Troy ’46, Their Spouses and Progeny