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View a eulogy for John James Woodrum, USMA '69, who passed away on May 9, 1971.

John James Woodrum

West Point, 1969

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Karl Ivey on October 24, 2006:

Woody and I took a PE elective in our Firstie Year, a SCUBA course. While we had always been acquaintences and often had classes together, I had not been that close to him until that PE class. One event absolutely gave me problems, the buddy-breathing exercise where you and another cadet had to share one tank and regulator and take turns breathing while swimming around the pool underwater. I would get excited and panic. After the second time, he saw my problem and volunteered to be my partner. He said we'd get through this if I would only trust him as much as I wanted to be trusted to share equally the air. He helped me calm down and make it through the exercise. I wll never forget his calming effect and patience with me. I know he was a superb officer who would have risen to high rank because he cared about everbody.
Thanx Woody, I will always remember you.

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