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West Point ’60 Classmates
Celebrate 75th Birthday on the Appalachian Trail
West Point classmates John Sherden '60 and Lyman “Chan” Duryea
'60 decided to do a 75-mile section hike of the Appalachian
Trail in Virginia to
celebrate their 75th birthdays. Starting at Long Mountain near
Lexington, Virginia, on Saturday, June 29, they were able to
finish the 75 miles on the Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah
National Park on Friday, July 5. There was a short, one-night
layover in Waynesboro, Virginia, on July 3 for a birthday party
with some friends and relatives.
This hike was initiated by John Sherden 10 months after his
triple bypass surgery. John, who thru-hiked the entire
2,174-mile Appalachian Trail in 2000, also wanted to celebrate
the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Appalachian Trail in
1937. There was daily rain accompanied by lots of fun and
discussions about the hard and easy classes during their years
at West Point. These two ’60 grads both remembered not being
comfortable in math and engineering, but knew enough to quickly
agree that difficult classes outweighed the easy ones.
-- Submitted by Ron Hudnell '69
Highway to the Mountain
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Distinguished Graduate Award, May 2012
Bill Willoughby and classmates!
Bill and some of his cadets!
Thomas, Marcel Alvarez, Isaac Melnick, Scott Metzner, Bill,
Aubrey Boswell, David Hamski, Adam Roth, and Brendan
All are class of 2012 except for Hamski , class of
50th Reunion Anniversary Pictures
At our 50th Reunion, thanks to John Denton, many
wedding pictures from 50 years ago were displayed together with current
pictures of those who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2010.
see the pictures click here.