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View a eulogy for Richard Allen Chilcoat, USMA '64, who passed away on March 16, 2010.

Richard Allen Chilcoat

West Point, 1964

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by SCPO Paul Sayles, USN (Ret) on May 15, 2015:

I had the privilege serve under then LTC Chilcoat when he was the battalion commander of the then 3rd battalion, 6th Infantry in Berlin from 1979-80. I was in the medical platoon and had numerous contacts with him on operational matters. He was always approachable and considerate -giving me (an E-6) the same attention as the other, commissioned, members of his staff. I have served in both the Army and Navy and consider LTC Chilcoat one of the best commanders I had the opportunity to serve under. I later needed a letter of recommendation to a program and asked him to write one for me. He responded with enthusiasm and a very helpful letter.

I lost contact with him after 1981 but I was pleased that he had reached three stars and was a Commandant of the Army War College and afterwards the dean at the Bush School.

I regret his passing and, belatedly, pass on my condolences to his family.

May he be having fair winds and following seas at his new duty station.

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