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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 Quent Bates on January 28, 2003:

The passing of Bob Johnson came as a shock to those attending the '55 Ski Club outing here in Snowmass, CO. Only one Company has two attending member, A1 - Jack Strom and Roy Lynn. The news was especially saddening for them. We will all miss Bob's strong voice on matters relating to West Point and the Class. My strongest memories of Bob relate to basketball. We played together as Plebes. Bob at center, me as forward or guard trying to get the ball in and hoping to get a return pass as I cut by toward the basket. One day in scrimmage Bob said," Watch for the ball as you cut by me". The first chance I got, I passed in and made my cut. I was already by Bob when almost out of nowhere the ball was bouncing off the floor into my hands. Bob had pivoted so his back was toward me and bounced a pass between his legs as I went by. We used that play many times in practice and in games. In shared sadness, all members of the ski club join in expressing our appreciation for the life of Bob Johnson, and our sincere sympathy to his family.

Quent Bates

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