Sad news for OLD grads

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by flieger83, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator 5-Year Member

    Jul 26, 2008
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    I hesitated to post this but after some thought...I decided I would.

    A rather famous, but quiet, graduate of USMA, Class of 1950, Colonel David R. Hughes, lost his bride of 57 years this weekend. And the USMA community in Colorado, and members of USAFA/USMA on a different forum, share the pain of his loss.

    The achievements of "Colonel Dave" as we refer to him are mighty, and yet many folks don't know of them. Try'll be amazed!

    But this forum is all about "the future" and the joys/pains/challenges of achieving academy entrance. We don't talk too much about "later in life..."

    When I think of people that attended the various academies, and how I could learn from them, their careers, their decisions in crisis, their humor, I count Colonel Dave as one of those exemplars. And while I'm one of the MOST vocal, proud, graduates of USAFA, when I think of "amazing rep's" of "the service academies" I look to people like Dave's his kind, the living link to a proud past, that inspires, or should, the "new" members of that line...and yes, this member of the "long blue line..."

    New USMA candidates, appointee's, "hopeful's" could do FAR worse than follow an example like Colonel David R. Hughes, USMA '50.

    USAFA '83
  2. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015 5-Year Member

    Jan 25, 2010
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