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View a eulogy for John Alexander Hottell, USMA '64, who passed away on July 7, 1970.

John Alexander Hottell

West Point, 1964

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Glenn Wells on February 1, 1999:

I was privileged to be a classmate of Alex's in the 9th grade in Hanau, Germany, and the 10th grade at Frankfurt. It was clear then that his intelligence, leadership, and sense of honor would produce a remarkable man. I lost contact with him when my dad's unit rotated back to the States in the spring of 1958.

While browsing through a West Point alumni directory a few years ago I happened to find his entry and discovered that he had died in Nam. About a year later I read a short piece in Time magazine about the cemetery at the Academy and Alex's last letter home. Even though it's been over forty years since I spoke to Alex, I miss him. We need leaders like him now, and there aren't many.

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