In Memoriam

In Memoriam (HMETK)

Location: West Point, NY 10996 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 23.754', W 73° 57.346'

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This portion of the overlook is dedicated to the memory of our classmates who have gone before us and whose names are engraved on our hearts.

The names of those of us who made the supreme sacrifice and who were killed in action, or who died or wounds, or in captivity, are contained on the surrounding plaques.

May their souls rest in peace, and may their spirit reside forever in the natural beauty and serenity of this our Highland home.

The Class of 1938

Deaths in Captivity ? ? ? 1942 - 1945
Class of 1938

The ultimate in torment and adversity was endured by our classmates who were captured during the fall of the Philippines. Before their deaths, they suffered untold anguish and abuse. In addition to the privations of Japanese prison camps, an asterisk indicates those who survived the infamous Bataan Death March. Some lived through other horrors only to be killed in the sinking of prisoner of war ships enroute to Japan or to die of disease. Several survived more than one sinking.

Died in Prison Camps
Coral M. Talbott ? ? ? ? ? ?? 7/21/42
Edgar H. Dale ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 2/16/43
Edgar S. Rosenstock ?? ? ? 1/31/45
Earle M. Smiley ? ??? ? ? ?? ? 2/2/45
Lawrence L. Barbour, Jr. ?2/13/45

Executed
Joseph R. Barker II ? ? ? 11/1/43
Ralph B. Praeger ? ? ?? ? 12/31/44

Killed or Died in POW Ships
? ?Frederick J. Gerlich ? ? ? ? ? 10/24/44
? ?James R. Holmes ? ??? ? ? ? ? 10/24/44
? ?George Kappes ?? ? ?? ? ? ? ? 10/24/44
? ?Frederick A. Miller ? ? ? ?? ? 10/24/44
? ?Collin B. Whitehurst, Jr. ?? 10/24/44
* William A. Gay ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? 12/15/44
* Robert A. Barker ?? ?? ? ? ? ?? 1/17/45
? ?Louis N. Dosh ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1/20/45

"Duty, Honor, Country"

Battle and Service Casualties
Class of 1938

We served during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and in Vietnam and experienced the hazards and uncertainties of wartime service. As a class, we suffered deaths from air and ground accidents. Some of us endured disabling injuries, only to die later. Bareheaded, we salute those who have preceded us into the Long Grey Line.

Our honor roll listed below contains the names of our classmates who were killed in action. Each was a leader, not only in character, but also in position. Five were Battalion Commanders in the Ground Combat Arms; Four were Group Commanders or their Deputies in the Army Air Corps. They died fighting in Italy, France, Belgium and Germany in the European Theater, and in New Guinea, the East Indies and China in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. They fell during the Normandy landings, at Bastogne, on the islands of the Pacific and in air combat.

No finer tribute can be paid than: "They died in the line of duty, with honor, for their country."

Arthur F. Gorham ? ?? ?? ? 7/14/43
Gordon M. Clarkson ? ? ? 1/28/44
Morris F. Taber ? ? ?? ? ?? ? 4/8/44
Walter S. Gray ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 5/23/44
Robert L. Wolverton ? ? ? 6/6/44
Barry D. Browne ? ? ? ? ? 12/25/44
Joe R. Brabson, Jr. ? ? ? ? ?? 1/1/45
Milton E. Lipps ?? ? ? ?? ? ? 3/9/45
John B. Herboth, Jr. ? ? ?? 4/7/45

"Duty, Honor, Country"
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HM NumberHMETK
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Year Placed1988
Placed ByUSMA Class of 1938
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 587294 N 4583233
Decimal Degrees41.39590000, -73.95576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 23.754', W 73° 57.346'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 23' 45.24" N, 73° 57' 20.76" W
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Area Code(s)914, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 603 Cullum Rd, West Point NY 10996, US
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