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View a eulogy for Laurence Leon Archer, USMA '69, who passed away on March 6, 2018.

Laurence Leon Archer

West Point, 1969

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Bill Bahr, USMA '69 on May 17, 2018:

From the "Howitzer" -- 1969


Larry's one of those stocky 5'6" cadets who somehow managed to survive intramural cross-country and obstacle course shelves. If cadets were weapons, Larry would be a mortar -- which may be why he boots a football so far. But fire-power's not always wirepower and souvenir-minded EL 304 gave him a star in consequence. Larry ought to do well in the Army, even if he goes signal.

150 lb. Football 4; SCUSA 4; Skydiving Club 3; Goat-Engineer Football 2; Glee Club 4. Infantry.

USMA classmate, may you rest in peace.


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