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US Military Academy at West Point/William Penn Watkinson Callum 28955


It seems he was your classmate. I was in high school with Penn and he was just the finest person around. What was the 1970 Callum range of numbers? Anything to share if you knew Penn. We are planning the 50th reunion of his high school class and preparing tributes to deceased members. Thanks.

It's good to hear from you, Richard.  Thanks for your interest in your classmate Penn Watkinson and the Class of 1970.  

To answer your specific questions:
1. The first graduate in the Class of 1970 was Jack Zoeller, Cullum Number 28750
2. The last (but certainly not least) graduate was Frank Gyovai, Cullum Number 29498
3. There were 749 of us graduated.
4, As of our 45th reunion earlier this month, there are 60 who have passed on, including Penn.

Unfortunately I did not know Penn personally at West Point or in the Army, though I know many who did and thought highly of him.  Thanks for the question, and good luck with your reunion.

William Penn Watkinson, Rest in Peace.

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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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