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View a eulogy for Stephen Carl Ganshert, USMA '65, who passed away on April 30, 2014.

Stephen Carl Ganshert

West Point, 1965

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Richard D. Mohlere on May 14, 2014:

I first met Steve when I went to my assigned room in the unfriendly atmosphere of Beast Barracks on that miserable hot day of 6 July 1961. He and Bill McCreary were to be my roommates for the next two months. Steve was always a terrific personality and a good friend during those difficult times. Not only did he perform all of his assigned duties in a timely and professional manner, he also had time to help me whenever I needed help. And I needed a lot of help. Steve had a wonderful sense of humor and made that Beast Barracks a lot more enjoyable than it could have been. He was a terrific athlete and demonstrated his prowess during the many physical exercise activities we enjoyed over that two month misery. I was assigned to a company far from the friendly environs of the second regiment and did not run into Steve very often. However, whenever I did, I experienced the pleasure of seeing a genuine friend, a superb Army soldier, and very nice person. Steve was one of the very nice memories I have of West Point. I shall always remember him fondly and will miss him.


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