US Military Academy at West Point/alumni

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Hi,
I am writing to find out if a Daniel Vetron is a graduate of West Point. He says he is and is now serving in Afganistan. I have been talking to him online, he says he is 56 years old. TY!

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It's good to hear from you Denise.  Thanks for your interest in West Point.

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" there is no graduate or former cadet (attended but did not graduate) with that last name.  I tried grads with first name "Daniel" and the last name beginning with "V", with the following results:

Vagnozzi, Daniel J (2008)
Valderrama, Daniel X (2013)
Vallone, Daniel A (2007)
VanBuren, Daniel T (1847)
Varanelli-Diccicco, Daniel T (2010)
Varley, Daniel W (2006)
Velazquez, Daniel L (1994)
Vitale, Daniel J (2007)

I tried the same for former cadets with the following results:

Vargo, Daniel A (1984)
Vento, Daniel G (1960)
Verona, Daniel A Jr (1964)

One other clue; if he is 56 years old, then he would have graduated somewhere in the 1980 to 1983 time frame.  Daniel Vargo is the only candidate from those above.

Unless we have the spelling wrong, this person is not a graduate or former cadet.

Good luck in your quest, Denise.

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.

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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.

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

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