My dad, Frank Steele, enlisted at West Point in the 10th Cav. in 1940. On June 30, 1965, Maj. Frank Steele retired at Ft. Dix, NJ. The family drove up to WP early on 7/1 from Levittown, PA leaving behind a large billboard with two pictures indicating that two Lower Bucks County brothers were to attend West Point. We all made ourselves promises, didn’t we? I promised that the morning I would look over to 7th New Cadet Company and didn’t see a particular head sticking up above the crowd, I could leave. To my great distress and disappointment in 1965, but to my enormous pleasure today, Gary served as my particular motivation to push forward and persevere through the first of the hardest four years of my life. The bonds that we, The Best of The Line, have forged are incomparable. We were a self-selected sampling of the best that our country had and has to offer. On the evening of July 1, 1965, we raised our right hands and made a commitment. In our own way, each of us is fulfilling that pledge. While we don’t all agree on the path, we can all “recalculate” to reach our destination. God Bless All Y’all.