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View a eulogy for Thomas Matthew Rienzi, USMA '42, who passed away on December 15, 2010.

Thomas Matthew Rienzi

West Point, 1942

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Colonel (Retired) Eugene Austin Fox, USMA 1956 on December 17, 2010:

Notwithstanding the ongoing war between the cadets and the Tactical Department in the early '50s , Lieutenant General Rienzi (then Lieutenant Colonel) was known throughout the Corps as one of the good guys. I guess firm but fair would be an accurate description, but I remember him best as friendly to all comers; one of those officers that a young soldier or cadet would feel comfortable having a casual converstion with. And I recall meeting him down through the years during my Army career-always a warm smile and a few reminiscences of of shared esperiences. He was a soldier's soldier and a role model for all.

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