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View a eulogy for James Ewell Echols, USMA '65, who passed away on June 27, 1970.

James Ewell Echols

West Point, 1965

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by William H. Ward on July 5, 2012:

I vividly recall meeting then Cpt Echols one time in a hanger at Fort Wainwright, AK as we were embarking for a flight to Fort Richardson to attend a Founder's Day event there. This must have been in March 1970 and I was then a 1LT in the 1/47th Inf Bn. Later that year, I was sadly part of a 171st Inf Bde memorial "Pass in Review" in honor of Jim and the two others who lost their lives in the Cessna 172. I also vividly recall the image of the three pairs of combat boots on a field table as we passed in review. Heartfelt remembrances to the Family. --Bill Ward, '69

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