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View a eulogy for John Ward Arrington, USMA '64, who passed away on September 30, 1991.

John Ward Arrington

West Point, 1964

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Steve Bettner on June 28, 2001:

While never in the same company, John and I crossed paths many times as Cadets, since we were in the same battalion, and on occasion classes. I always remember John as about as calm as anyone I have ever met. He was a gentleman in every regard, and always a good source for ideas and pleasant conversation. Our paths went separate ways after graduation, but of all things, at a 101st Airbrne Division staff meeting in Camp Eagle in mid-1968, there sits John. We were able to renew acquaintances half a world away, in a fairly hectic environment--Tet was winding down--and he looked and acted exactly the same as I remembered him. Laid back, but efficient and a friendly demeanor. His presence made my trips to Division Headquarters much more pleasant. I was truly saddened upon hearing of John's death as he was a great asset to the class, and one who has shared many wonderful thoughts. Godspeed.

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