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Class of 2004 Ring Melt

Rings were the focus of discussion.On 10 March 2003, Cadet John Zdeb, 2004 Class President; Cadet Lori Williams, 2004 Chair of the Ring and Crest Committee; CPT Schawn Branch ’93, Class Advisor to the Class of 2004; and Tony Ferraiuolo, Director, Class Support Program, AOG, made a trip to Pease & Curren, Inc., for this year’s meltdown.

Mr. Keith Edwards ’85, Vice President for Sales with Pease & Curren, facilitated the process by putting together a program of recognition for the donors with participation by many graduates, spouses, and widows living in the New England area. For the past two years the program has continued due to the interest and participation of representatives of the L. G. Balfour Company, the company that made the rings for the Class of 2004. Regional Vice President Bill Petrasek and Jayne Roland, the contact person for West Point at Balfour, were there to represent the company.

The Class of 2004 received their rings containing gold from the rings of 68 graduates of the United States Military Academy, on 22nd of August 2003. This program provides a tangible link from past, to present and future, of the Long Gray Line.

Slide show of the 2004 Ring Melt ...

Class of 2004 Ring Memorial Donor Listing

1901* COL William L. Guthrie
1919  COL John H. Madison
1920  BG Sherman V. Hasbrouck
1920  MG Charles G. Holle
1925  MG Robert L. Howze, Jr.
1928  MG Samuel Roberts Browning
1928  MG William H. Hennig
1928  COL William T. Moore
1930* MG John S. Guthrie
1930  GEN Hamilton H. Howze
1932  COL Edward E. Farnsworth, Jr.
1932  COL Francis R. Hoehl
1934  COL Stacy W. Gooch
1935  COL Warren S. Everett
1939  MG John L. McCoy
JUN 1943  COL James A. Betts
1945  Mr. Robert P. Smith
1946  COL Philip J. Frank
1957  LTC Donald L. Winters

* same ring worn by father and son


Memorial Ring Program Archive by Class Year

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