Tables Set

The University Club is a beautiful and prestigious venue. Brings back fond memories of the Cadet Mess Hall.

Our gracious host, WPSD President Bob Walcott

Singing The Corps

Former Glee Club members led a beautiful rendition of our time-honored song.

Toasts

Dinner was fabulous. The University Club\\\\\\\'s chef is second to none!

 

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Army-Navy Game Watch Party

Please visit the events page for more information:  http://www.westpointdenver.org/events/2017-army-navy-game-watch-party/

 

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP DUES

Our Denver West Point Society is kicking off a membership drive.  The most proximate benefits of dues paying membership in our Society are lower costs at functions requiring payment (Founders Day, Quarterly Speaker Series, Family Picnic, etc.). Annual dues are only $25 ($60 for three years).  So please consider actually becoming a dues paying member of our Society by clicking here. Doing so helps us hold the cost down for the Society's events throughout the year.

 

VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS -

We also ask you to consider going above and beyond the normal call of duty.  The Founders Day link provides interested grads an opportunity to make tax deductible contributions in support of West Point and our Society in three different ways:

1) WPS DENVER OUTREACH DONATION - These contributions support our West Point admissions efforts here in Colorado, by funding our Admissions Field Force's attendance at local College Fairs.

2) WPS DENVER DISTINGUISHED SOCIETY DONATION - The Association of Graduates has designated our Denver Society as a Distinguished Society every year, for as long as anyone on the Board can remember.  Help us maintain that record by financially supporting our extensive list of annual events besides Founders Day, including: Rockies Games, the Navy game watch party, the annual Service Academy golf tournament; periodic speaker dinners, and the summer family picnic.  

3) SPONSOR A CADET CANDIDATE AT FOUNDERS DAY - Every year the West Point Society of Denver invites cadet candidates who have already received an offer of admissions, or who have been determined to be "admissible", to attend our Founders Day Celebration at no cost.  You can sponsor one of these future leaders by covering the cost of their meal, $70.

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Congratulations to Cadet Arianna Efaw from the Class of 2017, the newest member of the Long Gray Line! Present at her graduation ceremony was COL(R) John James from the Class of 1967. COL James presen...

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Legend has it that Room 4714 in Scott Barracks is haunted by a former Soldier and has remained vacant since 1972. Have you experienced any mysterious or unnerving events during your time at West Point...

Be Thou at Peace.

On Oct 15, COL Alfred L. Griebling, '50 passed.

Colonel (Retired) Alfred Lee Griebling of Denver, CO passed away October 14, 2017. He was born March 4, 1928 and graduated from St. Francis de Sales School in 1945 and from West Point in 1950. His first assignment was with the Third Engineers, 24th Infantry Division in the Korean War. Al commanded several engineer units, served two tours in Vietnam, and served on Army and Joint Staffs. Following retirement from the Army in 1974, he was Executive VP of the Delaware River Port Authority for 16 years before returning home to Colorado.

After returning from Korea, he married Bette Marriott of Denver, and during their 24 years of Army life they lived in 23 different homes, and increased the size of their family with four children.

Al is preceded in death by his wonderful wife of 61 years, Bette. He is survived by two sons, Richard of Golden, Colorado, and John of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and two daughters, Adele Stalder of Centennial, Colorado, and Elizabeth Petersen of Boulder, Colorado. They and their respective spouses, Judy, Nancy, Jeff, and Pete, have expanded the family with nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Al and Bette considered their loving, thoughtful family their greatest achievement.

Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 4:00 PM; Visitation will follow until 6:00 PM on Sunday, October 29, 2017, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 5303 East County Line Road, Centennial, CO 80122. A Viewing will be held at 1-:00 and Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM, Monday, October 30, 2017, Thomas More Catholic Church, 8035 South Quebec Street, Englewood, CO 80112, followed by a reception at Horan & McConaty County Line Road Reception Center. Interment will be at 2:30 PM, Fort Logan National Cemetery, military honors rendered by the US Army.

In lieu of flowers, Al requested memorial contributions to Samaritan House Shelter, 2301 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80205, 303 294 0241, Email: samaritanhouse@ccdenver.org, Website: https://samhousedenver.org/.
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This week the Army's team will represent the 2nd Infantry Division during the Army vs Temple Game. The 2D Infantry Division/Republic Of Korean has a proud and honorable history which reflects the he...

The WPS Denver held its quarterly dinner tonight. Attending were 26 graduates & spouses, from year groups ranging from 1949 to 2003. Jim Knowleton, 82 was the speaker and gave an inspiring talk on his tenure as the Air Force Academys 11th Athletic Director, his career leading to and what he sees as the challenges and benefits of intercollegiate sports at the major Academies. Those in attendance posed many questions regarding both AFA & USMA sports that Jim responded with comprehensive answers that enlightened all.  While we thank Jim for his talk, and his academy efforts, we all agreed that the over-riding call clearly is still: BEAT AIR FORCE!!

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The first Female (18X) Special Forces candidate enlisted today from the U.S. Army Recruiting Station North Gate, WA. ---Mud

Henry Dodge, '50 passed on July 24th, 2017 in Aurora, CO. As details become available, additional postings will be made here.

LET IT BE SAID, WELL DONE....
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Yesterday was the dedication of the brand new Malek Soccer Stadium, named after Fred Malek (#USMA C/O 1959). After the dedication, the Army West Point Athletics Men's Soccer team took the field and...

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#OnThisDayInHistory September 21, 1780: Benedict Arnold commits treason. During the Revolutionary War, American General Benedict Arnold met with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West...

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Yesterday, members from the West Point Department of Physical Education (DPE) invited community members, staff and faculty to participate in their fitness outreach program. The monthly events allow m...

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Today we are saddened to learn of the passing of West Point’s oldest living graduate, LTG (R) William J. Ely, USMA Class of 1933. He was 105 years old. In his 80-plus years as a member of the Long ...

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Jeremy A Haywood 08
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NOTICE!!!

A society member recently received a collection notice for parking in the "approved" parking lot for the U-club at the March Founders Day. Fees & unpaid fine were "obscene". IF anyone else received a notice for the same parking lot (on Founders Day) please let us know and /or contact Bob Walcott (or respond here). He should be able to get the collection notice cancelled at no cost to you....
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BE THOU AT PEACE

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Glade Bishop, passed away peacefully on September 2 2017 in Greeley, Colorado, leaving to mourn family and friends. As additional details are found, we will update this posting . Glade was USMA 65.

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FIELD ARTILLERY: The field artillery officer leads the field artillery branch, which neutralizes the enemy by cannon, rocket and missile fire. The officer must be an expert in tactics, techniques and ...

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INFANTRY: The infantry officer is responsible for leading the infantry and combined armed forces during land combat. #USMABranchWeek2017

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ENGINEER: An engineer officer is responsible for providing full support to the wide range of engineering duties in the Army. They can help build structures, develop civil works programs and even provi...

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CYBER: Cyber branch is a maneuver branch with the mission to conduct defensive and offensive cyberspace operations (DCO and OCO). Cyber is the only branch designed to directly engage threats within th...

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CBRN: A Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear officer commands the Army branch that specifically defends against the threat of CBRN weapons and weapons of mass destruction. These officers lea...

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Branch week starts tomorrow! From Monday through Friday, cadets have the opportunity to explore each of the #USArmy officer branches. Each branch brings a representative to West Point to talk about th...


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