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View a eulogy for William Allen Knowlton, USMA '43, who passed away on August 10, 2008.

William Allen Knowlton

West Point, 1943JAN

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Dave Cunningham on August 11, 2008:

What a heartfelt loss. As I regard the photo of him handing me my diploma that June day in '74, I can hear him say again, "Congratulations Dave". It was both our last years at West Point, mine as cadet & his as Sup. How privileged we young ones were to have been touched & guided by this magnificent gentleman! How humbled & gratified I was to realize that he knew me by the name I went by, & not simply by the the label on that tube he handed me that bears his fingerprints still. I feel confident speaking for those of us who spent our entire time at USMA under his tutelage when I say that GEN Knowlton epitomized our aspirations and served as a living, present inspiration to us all. I have never heard his name mentioned with any but the greatest respect and admiration. The world is indeed a much poorer place for his passing. All our condolences to Mrs. Knowlton, Holly & Dave. Be Thou at Peace, Sir, Be Thou at Peace.

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