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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 Bob Meisenheimer '55 on January 30, 2003:

Here's another "nickle on the grass" for Bob Johnson.

Our Class, our Alma Mater, and our Country have lost a friend, a leader, and a true patriot. Bob stood tall in every respect. And even more significant, Bob Johnson stood for something. He proudly represented those concepts that West Point counts as it's own: Duty, Honor, and Country.

One never had to search to learn Bob's position on a subject of interest or concern to West Point or the U.S. Army. And his position was neither selfish nor parochial. Many will say he was great while being controversial. I say he was principled, forthwright, honorable, and a man of vision. I say we are all better for having Bob Johnson as a classmate.

My sincere sympathy goes out to Bob's family and my prayers are for Bob. I salute a true professional and add "Be Thou At Peace" along with his trademark phrase, GRIP HANDS! Well Done! my friend.

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