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  • proper n. Any of several towns in the United States and elsewhere.
  • proper n. The United States Military Academy, in West Point, NY.

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  • n. United States Army installation on the west bank of Hudson river to the north of New York City; site of United States Military Academy


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  • Heth was thirty-seven, a cousin of George Pickett's, and a graduate of West Point in the class of 1847.


  • At Culpeper, collecting men as rapidly as possible, was Colonel Philip St. George Cocke, a rich planter who had been graduated from West Point in1832 and had been for two years a lieutenant in the United States army.10


  • Former and present faculty at West Point provided a good deal of the intellectual firepower that reshaped the American strategy in Iraq, including Meese, John Nagl, H. R. McMaster, Fred Kagan, and Petraeus himself.

    The Longest War

  • Immediately after attending the funerals for the Apollo 1 crew at Arlington National Cemetery and West Point in late January, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin flew in a T-38 directly to Langley Field in order to make simulated lunar landings on the LLRF.

    First Man

  • Oldest and most experienced of this trio was Richard H. Anderson, aged forty, who had been graduated from West Point in the class of 1842.


  • The other new brigade had been brought, as had Evans's, from South Carolina and was under the command of Thomas F. Drayton, a former classmate of President Davis's at West Point and a member of one of the leading families of the Palmetto State.


  • Nagl assumed the role of managing editor of the manual and Petraeus recruited Conrad Crane, a military historian and a former West Point classmate, to be the lead writer.

    The Longest War

  • Washington asked Arnold for an up-todate report on the state of the West Point defenses.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The main defenses of the highlands had been established at a narrow double bend of the river between West Point and Constitution Island, with forts on either side.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Their commander was the stocky, broad-shouldered Lieutenant Colonel James E. B. Stuart: "Beauty" Stuart, the boys at West Point had called him, in tactful tribute to his notorious lack of good looks.



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