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View a eulogy for Henry Martin Dermody, USMA '65, who passed away on November 24, 2012.

Henry Martin Dermody

West Point, 1965

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Larry Leskovjan on April 18, 2015:

As a traditional tribute to the recently departed, it is often said, "We hardly knew ye", meaning that we didn't have nearly enough time together. And it would be somewhat appropriate to say in Harry Dermody's case, first of all because it comes from the Irish, and Harry was certainly Irish. It would be only somewhat true, however, because we did indeed know Harry, even me whose path crossed with his only a relatively few times at school and since we graduated. But from afar, he was always in evidence to me. Harry was always constant, always there for everyone, always in service to his individual classmates, his class and his country. He was duty, honor, country, friend personified. He always seemed to have a laugh to share, with a hearty how ya doin' for everyone. But, although we knew him, we surely did not have nearly enough time together, and he will surely be missed.

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