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View a eulogy for Richard Allan Puckett, USMA '64, who passed away on February 4, 2017.

Richard Allan Puckett

West Point, 1964

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Joe Bob Lake on February 7, 2017:

I had the privilege of being with Dick all four years at West Point from C-1 to G-1. I was only 17 years old when I entered the Academy and Dick was very kind to help me bridge the gap between civilian and military life. Dick was a Russian language "hive" and Jose Muratti and I held the honors in Portuguese but we both conceded that Dick had the tougher language to master. I have fond memories of Dick's unflappable reaction to adversity and his genuine concern for the welfare of his classmates. He always stood at the ready to help a classmate when needed. In a few words Dick Puckett in my opinion was one of the really good guys in our class. I know I can speak for all of G-1 that he will be sorely missed and will be remembered always. "Be thou at peace".

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