US Military Academy at West Point/Class of 1829


Windell Driskell wrote at 2010-04-26 12:49:19
Wrong answer. Years ago I spoke with Dr. Groves, the historian of West Point, and was told that the record of R.E. Lee was far superior to that of Charles Mason. Lee had no demerits in four years, and a grade point average of over 98. Since Mason was fron New York, there was no way that a gentleman fron Virginia would be first in class. Politics was alive and well, even in 1829.

Whale wrote at 2013-07-02 04:26:12
@Windell Driskell -  You are 100% wrong, Mason had zero demerits, as did many other cadets like Lee, at West Point in 1829.  

Your hero worship of Lee doesn't mean what you say is actually true.

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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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