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View a eulogy for John Elwin Rountree, USMA '69, who passed away on October 17, 2011.

John Elwin Rountree

West Point, 1969

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Michael Pettit on October 21, 2011:

'Tree you will be missed by so very many! Your strength and perseverance...

Though I only kept in touch with 2 classmates after graduation, my roommate, Misch and also Groove, they told me about your heroic battle against ALS. There is no doubt you are in a better place now, well deserved.

Though we were not in touch after graduation, my memories of you at Hudson High were numerous and great. Not the least of those was the senior Army/Navy party all over the hotel. It was, of course my final demise, but what a ride.

John, your humor and strength and steadfast friendship were a staple for those who knew you. You were "one of the really good guys".

Michael Pettit

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