WP-ORG Main Image
View a eulogy for Robert Emerson Gates, USMA '65, who passed away on October 30, 2011.

Robert Emerson Gates

West Point, 1965

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by LaVergne (Milewski) Gutschow on August 29, 2017:

While working for the Shell Oil Mid-Continent division in Oak Brook Illinois I had the distinct honor of being secretary to Bob and all other engineers within this department. In all of my experiences working as a temporary office staff employee, there was never anyone that was a better person to work with than Bob Gates. He was strong, efficient, fair and kind, highly intelligent and had an incredible sense of humor. It was very obvious to anyone who knew anything about him that he was one of a kind. My condolences to all his family and friends. He was a very very special man. I'am proud to have met and worked for him.

Previous Eulogy  

West-Point.Org (WP-ORG), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides an online communications infrastructure that enable graduates, parents, and friends of the military academy to maintain and strengthen the associations that bind us together. We will provide this community any requested support, consistent with this purpose, as quickly and efficiently as possible. WP-ORG is funded by the generosity of member contributions. Our communication services are provided in cooperation with the AOG (independent of USMA) and are operated by volunteers serving the Long Gray Line. For questions or comments, please email us at feedback@west-point.org.