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View a eulogy for Michael Joseph Cannizzaro, USMA '89, who passed away on July 4, 2018.

Michael Joseph Cannizzaro

West Point, 1989

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Todd Erickson on January 8, 2019:

I played football with Mike, and enjoyed every minute with him in the trenches. I served in Germany with Mike, which leads me to a memory I'll never forget.

We were enjoying Oktoberfest quite a bit, and when I saw Mike across the Hofbrau Haus tent, he waved and tried to come over to where I was. Well, it was extremely crowded, and there was no way Mike could make it to where I was standing. So Zarro just got up on the tables, and walked over about 3 rows and 5 tables to where I was, telling all of the Germans that he had to come and see Big E! Nobody was going to tell Mike he couldn't do that, and we had a great evening together drinking beer and reminiscing about our days playing football together.

Whenever I think of Mike, he brings a smile to my face. A truly genuine, wonderful guy. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. I miss you buddy.

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