View a eulogy for Robert L. Capel, USMA '69, who passed away on October 28, 1999.
Robert L. Capel
West Point, 1969
Be Thou At Peace
Posted by Jim Calandro on May 28, 2011:
Bob suffered a terrible injury our senior year and ended up spending the rest of his life in assisted living. I did manage to stop by Council Bluffs and visit his family and then Bob at the hospital. He could not talk to me but when I left after two days he let a few tears flow so I knew he was aware of who I was.
I will always remember Bob as such a strong individual. He did not always obey the rules, he did get a few slugs, but kept his sense of humor. He was my room mate for all four years in C-1 something that is not supposed to happen but we managed it anyway. I think no one was fooled but they looked the other way. He was to be my best man in my wedding and I was so sorry he could not be there.
He would have made a good officer and would have thought outside the box and made things work. He has always been in my thoughts and prayers and it is good I can still see him in my mind at the peak of his health.
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