View a eulogy for Neville Colburn, USMA '64, who passed away on May 17, 1993.
West Point, 1964
Be Thou At Peace
Posted by Clarence Fung on March 19, 2011:
One of our 45th reunion class projects (USAFA '64) is to share our personal history and stories. As I was putting together my input, I recalled how Joe Chu (USAFA '64) and I, part of the new incoming class, made our way to Colorado Springs. We traveled by Military Air Transport Service (MATS) from Hickam AFB to Travis AFB a few days before we had to report in and had no interim arrangements. Fortunately Toby, whom I knew from the Kaimuki Civil Air Patrol Squadron was on the same flight, on his way to USMA and his brother Newton lived in San Francisco. Newton was kind enough to let Joe and I crash for a few nights before we flew off to our respective schools. Thank you Newton for your generosity.
Toby, as others have recalled was always the wise cracking, fun loving Hawaiian that others recall. We each went our own ways after that departure and I was saddened to find this site. I share this personal recollection with his family as an example of how naive youth behaved, the generosity and hospitality of Newton and Neville and give my belated mahalo. Rest in peace Toby.
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