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View a eulogy for Louis Robert Sustersic, USMA '66, who passed away on November 3, 1969.

Louis Robert Sustersic

West Point, 1966

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Ed Wright on April 2, 2009:

I miss Lou. He was a very quiet man and gave the impression of looking inward a lot of the time. Sometimes when you met him, he became very quiet, as if he was concerned about showing some a person he was not quite ready to reveal yet. He seemed to be an officer who would have offered a lot to the Army had be not been taken away so soon.

Robert Frost captures this feeling about Lou:


We saw leaves go to glory,
Then almost migratory
Go part way down the lane,
And then to end the story
Get beaten down and pasted
In one wild day of rain.
We heard - "Tis over" roaring.
A year of leaves was wasted.
Oh, we make a boast of storing,
Of saving and keeping,
But only by ignoring
The waste of moments sleeping,
The waste of pleasure weeping,
By denying and ignoring
The waste of nations warring.

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