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View a eulogy for Joseph Jay Wheeler, USMA '69, who passed away on January 17, 2008.

Joseph Jay Wheeler

West Point, 1969

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Patrick G. Grattan on February 27, 2010:

I was one of Jay's roommates our plebe year at West Point. As it turned out, I chose to leave after the first semester. I subsequently graduated from UC DAvis and then from UCLA law school. Tonight, sitting at the computer and thinking about people I had known years ago who made an impression on me, I started to think about Jay. I did a search and discovered he had become an attorney, like me, but died two years ago. I am sad that over the 45 years since I left the academy I have never taken the initiative to make contact with him and now he is gone. Jay was a smart, athletic, happy and relaxed person as I knew him way back then. He was a wonderful roommate and friend. If anyone who reads this can tell me about his life and eath, I would be most appreciative.

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