Pence honors African-American military heroes during Flipper DinnerThe Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, addresses the Corps of Cadets during the Flipper Dinner at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in Washington Hall Feb. 9. The annual dinner is held to commemorate the life of Henry O. Flipper, the first African-American graduate of West Point. See Page 3 for story and photo. Photo by John Pellino/DPTMS VID. Photo by John Pellino/DPTMS VID
The entire Corps of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point gathered Feb. 9 to commemorate the life of Henry O. Flipper, the first African-American graduate of West Point, during the Flipper Dinner. Guest speakers were Vice President Mike Pence, and 2010 West Point graduate, Army Ranger and Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva.
Just eight short years after the end of the Civil War, Henry O. Flipper was appointed and admitted to West Point. Throughout his years at the Academy, nobody spoke to him except in the performance of official duties. He was regularly subjected to racial slurs, violence and silence, but he persevered with his aspiration to graduate and serve his nation as an Army officer.
In 1877, Flipper became the first African-American graduate of West Point, and upon receiving his diploma, he was applauded by his classmates for his remarkable determination. Read More
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Women’s Lacrosse downs Marist in season openerJunior attackman Rachel Hornick (#36, third from left) celebrates with her teammates after scoring one of her career-high seven goals in Army West Point’s 13-12 win over Marist Feb. 11 at Michie Stadium. Photo Courtesy of Army Athletic Communications
Led by junior attackman Rachel Hornick’s career-high seven goals, the Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse team topped Marist 13-12 in its 2017 season opener Feb. 11 at Michie Stadium.
Army highlights and game notes
• The Black Knights won their season opening game for the first time in program history.
• Hornick led the team with a career-high seven goals and started the game with four straight.
• Erin Jollota also tallied record numbers in the game as she dished out five assists.
• Maddie Burns stepped into the game to notch eight critical saves and a team-high five groundballs.
• Amy Johnston added three points in the game off two goals and a helper, while Morgan Shorts also had two goals. Read More
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