In Memoriam

  • In Memoriam—Second Lt. Terence Murphy

    Second Lt. Terence Murphy, a U.S. Military Academy Class of 2013 graduate, died Jan. 14 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The cause of his death has not been determined.

    He is survived by his parents, Lori and Brian Murphy, of Morgan Hill, Calif.

    Murphy graduated West Point as a Systems Engineering major and a wide receiver on the Army Sprint Football Team, and was training to become an Army Engineer. Read More

  • In Memoriam—Capt. Clayton O. Carpenter

    Capt. Clayton O. Carpenter, a USMA Class of 2005 graduate, was killed Jan. 15 by a hard landing of a Black Hawk helicopter during a training mission at Hunter Army Air Field, Fort Stewart, Savannah, Ga.

    Carpenter, 31, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., served as a Special Operations helicopter platoon leader with the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne).

    The regiment, known as Night Stalkers, is based out of Fort Campbell, Ky., but has a battalion stationed in Savannah. The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident.

    Carpenter served as a platoon leader while deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, from November 2006–October 2007.

    He was assigned as a component repair platoon leader, then a flight platoon leader in charge of five UH60 Black Hawks and 30 personnel in an Air Assault battalion. Read More

  • In Memoriam: Basye, former USMA Band member, dies at 84

    Max Percy Basye, age 84, died peacefully at home in Highland Falls June 22 with his loving family by his side. He was born Nov. 9, 1928 in Purdy, Mo., to Robert Cabell and Iris Marie (Dill) Basye.
    He married Florence Mary Dominguez on June 24, 1950. He was a loving husband and father, blessed with three daughters Debra Galu (James), Sandra Schneider (Daniel) and Catherine LaBrake (Jerry).
    He was also blessed with eight grandchildren: Jacqueline Rizzuto (Ralph), JJ Galu (Chie), Joseph Galu, Jesse Duvall (Robert), Carissa Gullickson (Marc), Matthew LaBrake, Deborah LaBrake, Charles Schneider and eight great grandchildren: RJ, Santina, Leo, Julianne, Autumn, Marissa, Alex and AJ.
    He is survived by his brother Robert Basye and his sister Betty McGriff, both of Joplin, Mo. Read More