Terrible News.....

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  1. tug_boat

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    West Point Cadet who was a football player lost his life this morning. He was fatally injured in a car accident.



    My heart goes out to his family and the corp


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    Thank you for posting the link. I was interrupted and didn't get to finish. Super busy day

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    I feel for his family and the Corps. It is hard to loose someone so young with such a great future in front of him. As the posts above show he was a great young man. I do have to ask:

    He was a sophomore in a single driver vehicle. Are Sophomores allowed to have personal vehicles on base or even ride or drive in a vehicle without special permission?
    Accident occurred at 0150 9/11/2016 in Westchester County, Croton on Hudson. No curfew after football game or did they get an overnight with no restrictions?
    Croton on Hudson is a long way from Highland Falls New York (Not many ways to get across the Hudson from there, Tappan Zee or further on Bear Mountain).

    Again it is a great loss.
     
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    It's a sad situation and I know this is still under investigation. In regards to your questions, my understanding is that Yearling cadets can't have their own vehicles, however,there is nothing that prevents them from borrowing somebody else's vehicles. He could have been on pass, after the football game, and could have borrowed a car to head home for the rest of the weekend. He is from the Bronx.
     
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    I still don't think a Yearlings can borrow, ride in, or drive a vehicle even on Pass which would most probably be to a restricted geographical area. He is from Queens. For those of us born in the Bronx that is a long way away from NYC ( a few bridges over) and much further to USMA
     
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    I don't know the circumstances, but if he had a weekend pass to go home (after the game), he could drive a vehicle on pass. No one has said yet if it was his vehicle or if he borrowed it, or even rented one. My Cow drove while on pass at home as both a Plebe and Yuk, and we're in the Midwest. I don't think my DS has borrowed anyone's car this year or last, but he did drive a WP van on a club trip section into NYC last year as a Yuk. The only restriction I know is that cadets may not have a car on post until spring of their Cow year. Since Cadet Jackson was a Yearling his pass would not have been restricted to the 50 mile radius around WP.

    No sense in speculating until the authorities give out more details on the crash.
     
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    I don't have much more in details. The accident is under investigation to determine if its accidental or criminal. Brandon was a key figure in the Army Football defense. His team mates are devastated by the loss after working hard during the game. Please keep his family and corps in your hearts and prayers

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    Whatever the final determination, it is a horrible thing for the Corps and for his Family. We never expect to loose them so young. I don't think they can "borrow a car " from a firstie and drive home. I don't think there will be any criminal charges. That would be a real stretch for a single one driver.
     
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    image.jpeg Bradley Barracks today

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    One of the USNA alumni social media groups put the link out last night...it's truly sad. My prayers are certainly with the family, friends, and cadets.
     
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    How sad for a young life to be cut short, my condolences to the family and the school. Will the team be allowed to pray for him?
     
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    Why don't you quit telling us what you "think"? You don't know. You've never known. And you look like a real jerk speculating that his horrible passing is somehow the result of breaking the rules.

    Jesus just **EDITED** for once. Cadets, even plebes, can borrow a car when on pass or (for Yuks and above) off post privileges. I loaned my car to Yuks 12 years ago. It's nothing new. If you don't know, just stay silent.
     
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    I think you meant **EDITED**. Only asking questions and postulating what the rules might be. A great loss for his family and the Corps whatever the final determination.
     
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    **EDITED**
     
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    Lets not cause the bickering to distract the loss of a Cadet, please.

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    The loss of a Cadet is a tragedy for all concerned and the why and how is the last thing we should think about. The loss of a life so young with so much of a future is all we should care about. God bless his family and the Corps.
     
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    False. You asked, and then when you were told the answer you refused to believe it and insisted the answer you got was wrong. You were armchair-QBing the death of a cadet, plain and simple. This poor young man loses his life tragically and your reaction is "well let's see what he was doing wrong."

    I hope you never led anyone. Ever.
     
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    And yet apparently it was the very first thing you thought about. Seriously don't try and claim the moral high ground now. Scout is completely correct, you inappropriately (given the subject matter) asked a question, had it answered multiple times and still kept on insisting that you thought you were right. :thumbdown:
     
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