United States Military Academy, West Point, Yearbook

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United States Military Academy, West Point, Yearbook

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United States Military Academy Yearbook


World War, 1939-1945


A page from the United States Military Academy at West Point's 1942 yearbook. Three cadets are featured on the page.

A notable soldier listed is Robert Clark Kates (1918-1996). Born on March 6, 1918, in Newark, New Jersey, Kates served a long career in the United States Army. He graduated from the United State Military Academy at West Point in 1942 and became an officer in the United States Coast Artillery Corps. In 1953, after obtaining a law degree from Georgetown University, Kates transferred to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). After his service, Kates taught at the University of Georgia before moving to Nassau, Florida. He died on April 29, 1966, and is buried in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Digital reproduction of original yearbook page.

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ca. 1942




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1 yearbook page




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United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

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Campbell, Tyler
Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Black, Jeremy. World War Two: A Military History. London [u.a]: Routledge, 2003.