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View a eulogy for Donald Arthur Phillpotts, USMA '65, who passed away on April 27, 2000.

Donald Arthur Phillpotts

West Point, 1965

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Ramon M. Ong on May 9, 2002:

Many Filipino West Pointers enter the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) before getting an appointment to USMA. Donald was the first American to do just that. I knew he had many problems adjusting to life in PMA, similar to what I had experienced while adjusting to the West Point atmosphere. I used to check up on him from time to time during his plebe year, and was pleased to learn that he had few difficulties in facing the challenges at West Point. We parted ways upon my graduation, but I was confident that Donald would make it too.

Brigadier General Ramon M. Ong (Ret) - USMA 1963
Armned Forces of the Philippines

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