Cadet dies after injury, funeral took place Monday

By West Point Public Affairs Office

U.S. Military Academy Cadet Thomas M. Surdyke

U.S. Military Academy Cadet Thomas M. Surdyke, a member of the Class of 2019, succumbed to injuries on June 30 after an incident while he was on leave at Coppers Beach in Southhampton Village, New York.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Surdyke family during this difficult time,” Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Diana Holland said.

“Cadet Surdyke epitomized the values of Duty, Honor, Country in all that he did,” said Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., academy superintendent, in a letter to the West Point community. “His classmates remember him most for his uplifting personality and quick sense of humor.”

Private services and funeral took place Monday at Most Holy Trinity Chapel. His interment followed at the West Point Cemetery.