Officer Candidate Class 4-64 

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Taps <Click to listen

Composed By Major General Daniel Butterfield

Army of the Potomac, Civil War

 

"Fading light dims the sight,

And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.

From afar drawing nigh -- Falls the night.

 

"Day is done, gone the sun,

From the lake, from the hills, from the sky.

All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

 

"Then good night, peaceful night,

Till the light of the dawn shineth bright,

God is near, do not fear -- Friend, good night."

 

"TAPS is the most beautiful bugle call. Played slowly and softly, it has a smooth, tender and touching character. The bugle call was written during the Peninsula Campaign of the Civil War by General Butterfield, with an assist from his bugler, Oliver W. Norton, in 1862.

  "TAPS" went on from its origin as an alternative to "Lights Out" to become not only a signal that day was done, but also to say good-bye to a fallen comrade.

  "TAPS" is customarily played at funerals at Arlington national Cemetery as well as at ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns there.

  Its composer is buried in the Post Cemetery at the United States Military Academy at West Point (even though he did not graduate from the Academy).

                                                                     Officers of Infantry Officer Candidate School Class 4-64:

Roll Call of the Dead

As of: 11 April 2017

Saint Francis of Assisi, Watch Over Our Fallen Comrades

Charles Don Adams

Larry D. Allgood

David R. Barnett

Page D. Bazler

Joseph A. Binelli

Angelo A. Canale

Richard C. Cauzza

Edward W. Cavanaugh, Jr.

Richard R. Chandler

Ronald J. Chellman

David R. Devers

Jack L. Edwards

Jeffrey H. Ehrhart

Richard A. Fougeron 

Edwin M. Frazier

Henry F. Franklin

James A. Gardner

Joseph X. Grant

Anthony B. Hicks

Fred C. Hite

Jerry L. Isler

Melvin D. Jones

Charles H. Keller

Kenneth F. Kubasik

George Lamonte

Fred L. Meyers, Jr.

Thomas M. Naylon

Eugene P. Loughran

Harry H. McWilliams, Jr.

Gary W. Offineer

George B. Pearson III

Stuart J. Perkins

Jerald F. Pittenger

Alfred H. Roberts

Marion M. Robinson

Charles W. Rowell

Edwin R. Ruff

John F. Sanford

John H. Schade

Clifford W. Schneeman Jr.

Milton C. Sikes, Jr.

Paul E. Skoglund

Ronald R. Sommer

Clifford M. Straughter

Albert Roy Stewart

Robert K. Tyson

William S. Vogel

Hugh W. Wellons

Lloyd L. Young Jr.

James W. Bennett Jr., Tactical Officer

1SG Jessie L. Hobbs

 

Rest in Peace Faithful Comrades  

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