Proud Army Brat Says Hello

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by bevgray, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. bevgray

    bevgray New Member

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    Hi, I recently discovered your forum. I am the daughter of a deceased, regular U.S. Army officer and his wife. Although my father was not a West Point himself, he always held a high regard for the Academy and its graduates. I have always shared his regard and look forward to spending a little time with you'all.
     
  2. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    Hi and welcome!

    Thank you for the service of your father.

    I take you are applying to West Point, like me? What grade are you in H.S.?
     
  3. bevgray

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    Hi. Umm, sorry, I'm a bit old for the Academy. I'm more in the way of support now. But, I have always and honored the past, present, and future men and women who serve; including their families.

    Ah, I see you quote 'Cump in your signature. He was my Father's favorite general from the Civil War. He studied him pretty extensively.
     
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    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    Oh, I'm sorry! I thought what you meant with "I have always shared his regard and look forward to spending a little time with you'all" was actually that you intended to apply!

    Anyways, welcome!

    Oh yes, he was a really interesting general, though I must say I've never really studied him (only read something about him in that book, "Tried By War"). Do you suggest any particular books/biographies on him?
     
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    Ah, I see where the confusion came. I should have clarified that I meant here on the forum.

    As to recommendations for books on General Sherman, one of the old standards is SHERMAN: FIGHTING PROPHET by Llloyd Lewis. It was published way back in the 1930s but was still available as late as the 90s. Amazon shows several copies in several formats and I imagine the library at West Point will have it when you get there. I haven't done any recent research on him so I'm not up to date on current scholarly monographs or biographies.

    His memoirs have also been republished recently. Just do a search for William Tecumseh Sherman online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble and it will bring up quite a few selections for you.
     

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