Paul John Finken
West Point, 1989
Be Thou At Peace
Posted by Keith Flail on November 12, 2006:
Jackie, Emilie, Caroline, Julia, and everyone else who loved Paul,
I had the honor to be Paul?s classmate at West Point, and got to know him up close and personal, very early in our careers. I remember Paul very well, as he was the first guy I ever boxed in the mandatory fun known as ?plebe boxing? in the Fall of 1985. In fact, as I sit here and write this I can picture Paul standing there with me as Mr. Kroeten, from the infamous Dept of Phys Ed (DPE), who was probably about 80 years old at the time, yelled at both of us for poor technique as we attempted to beat each other senseless. Needless to say, I know Paul?s toughness first hand. While we were in different regiments and not the closest of friends, we did have a few classes together, and always had that odd bond that came from trying to knock each other out, and we would joke about it. I will certainly miss him dearly. My family and I offer our deepest condolences to all of you during this very difficult time, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Keith, Marci, Olivia, Elizabeth, & Frankie Flail
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