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View a eulogy for Robert Peter Johnson, USMA '55, who passed away on January 26, 2003.

Robert Peter Johnson

West Point, 1955

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Dempsey Darrow on January 26, 2003:

Bob Johnson was a member of WP-Forum since shortly after its inception. He himself remained a controversial figure, partly by design. A frequent burr under other Forum members' saddles, his was the stuff that lent color to what might otherwise have been just another stuffy soiree.

I was privileged to meet Bob one day on West Point's Plain. Though more than four decades had passed since he'd trod there as a Cadet, his carriage remained tall and arrow straight, his eyes bright and knowing, his handshake firm. And his head bore his signature Billy Yank cap.

I will miss his occasional firecracker tossed onto the dance floor.

I will miss him.

Dempsey Darrow
USMA 1975, "Courage and Drive"
Moderator, WP-Forum

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