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Colonel Ralph Puckett, Proud and True Award Recipient - 2021

Thank You Note From the Puckett s:

Mrs. Puckett sent the following note of thanks to the class on Colonel Puckett’s behalf:
Ralph and I are still talking about what a wonderful day we had at the class luncheon.  You really have no idea how much it meant to him to receive this honor.  He knew he had a reputation of being “hard” on the cadets, but to hear from these same cadets this many years later, reaffirmed his commitment to choosing the harder right!  I wish it still possible for Ralph to express his appreciation to … the entire class how much this award means to him. 

 

Proud and True Award - 2021

The Class of 1972 Proud and True Award recognizes those whose lifetime leadership and service that we, as a class, want to honor and recognize. 

The Class of 1972 Proud and True award recognizes those whose lifetime leadership and service we, as a class, want to honor and recognize.  This includes their positive influence on the class while at West Point and/or after graduation as well as their exemplary service to the Nation consistent with the ideals of West Point and our motto "Proud and True." Recipients may not be a member or former member of the Class. Nominees from all walks of life (i.e. civilians) are welcome.

Established in 2013, the award is presented at class mini-reunions based the votes of class officers and members of the reunion committee. Prior recipients include: former
USMA Basketball Coach Bobby Knight;
COL (Ret) Fred Peters;
COL (Ret) Robert A. (Tex) Turner;
LTG (Ret) Robert F. Foley;
Chaplain (COL Ret) Andrew Seidel;
LTG (Ret) Thomas Griffin;
LTG (Ret) Glynn Mallory,
COL (Ret) Terry Wallace.
COL (Ret) Ralph Puckett

Please contact Tom Hendrix for detailed information about nomination requirements or any questions at hendrix1@pa.net, (H) 717-245-2549 (M) 717-991-9887. Completed nominations are due to Tom by 1 April 2021!
 

Proud and True Award

The Class of 1972 Proud and True award recognizes those whose lifetime leadership and service we, as a class, want to honor and recognize.  This includes their positive influence on the class while at West Point and/or after graduation as well as their exemplary service to the Nation consistent with the ideals of West Point and our motto “Proud and True.” Recipients may not be a member or former member of the Class. Nominees from all walks of life (i.e. civilians) are welcome.

Established in 2013, the award is presented at class mini-reunions based the votes of class officers and members of the reunion committee. Prior recipients include:
2013 - Former USMA Basketball Coach Bobby Knight.
2014 - COL (Ret) Fred Peters and COL (Ret) Robert A. (Tex) Turner
2015 - LTG (Ret) Robert F. Foley
2018 - Chaplain (COL Ret) Andrew Seidel
2019 -  LTG (Ret) Thomas Griffin, LTG (Ret) Glynn Mallory, and COL (Ret) Terry Wallace
2021 -  COL (Ret) Ralph Puckett