US Military Academy at West Point/Lost Class Ring


I am hoping you can help me locate the owner of a 1965 West Point class ring.  I found the ring on an AMTRAK train leaving Washington D.C. today.  As best I can read it, the inscription on the inside of the ring appears to be "W. J. Carroll.  I called West Point Alumni Association, but thought it could not hurt to pursue other avenues.

Thanks in advance for your help.


It's good to hear from you Steve (SLC).  Thanks for your interest in West Point, and thanks for your efforts to return the ring.

My primary reference is the "Register of Graduates and Former Cadets of the US Military Academy," published annually by the West Point Association of Graduates.  Per the "Register" no one with the last name Carroll was a member of or graduated with the Class of 1965.  The only two graduates with the last name Carroll.  I don't know where to go from there.

You mentioned that you contacted the WPAOG.  They support a Ring Recovery Program.  More information can be found at:

Thanks for your honesty, Steve, and good luck in finding the owner of the ring.

Best Regards,

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I can answer questions about admissions to West Point; about the history of West Point; about how to travel to West Point, where to eat, where to stay, etc.; and about West Point`s alumni organization, the West Point Association of Graduates.


I am a 1970 Graduate of West Point. I served six years on active duty and another 8 years in the active reserve. I have been actively involved as a Field Admissions Representative for over 20 years and have participated on my Congressman's Academy Selection Panel for over 25 years. I am actively involved in West Point Alumni affairs, serving in roles both with the West Point Association of Graduates and the local alumni chapter in Annapolis, MD. I also have two sons who graduated from West Point in 1995 and 2001. Both are veterans of the Iraq War and Afghanistan War. The 1995 Grad continues to serve on Active Duty in the Army.

Bachelor of Science, US Military Academy, 1970 Master of Science (Computer Science), The Johns Hopkins University, 1980

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