Class of 1972: Proud and True Award

This Class of 1972 PROUD AND TRUE AWARD is intended to recognize a person (not a member or former member of the class) whose lifetime leadership and service we as a class want to honor and recognize.  Such recognition could be earned by positive influence on the class while at the Academy or since graduation and/or from exemplary public service consistent with the ideals of West Point and our motto, "Proud and True".  Nominees from all walks of life are welcome.

In 2015 the recipient of the Proud and True Award was Lieutenant General Robert F. Foley, U.S. Army (Retired). General Foley graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, in 1963 and commissioned in the Infantry.  In 1966 he received the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in combat in Vietnam  at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. He retired in 2000 after completing 37 years of distinguished service to the Army.

In 2014 COL Fred Peters, USA (Ret), and COL Tex Turner, USA (Ret) were chosen as recipients of the Class of 1972 Proud and True Award.  Both exemplify the ideals of service to the class, the Army, and the nation that the award seeks to recognize.