Let Us Remember

Big Bill Kellum led a platoon in the 21st Regiment of the 24th Infantry Division, earning the Silver Star. After his capture, Kellum organized resistance to Chinese indoctrination at Camp Five – Ponktong near the Chinese/North Korean border. His punishment was confinement to a special section of the camp hospital (no prisoner left alive), where he died in June 1951.

Grads would walk next to the wire whistling “On Brave Old Army Team” to encourage Bill.

Read Bill's memorial.

Self-Written Memorial Article Guidelines

Added to this website are some easy to follow guidelines for writing a graduate's memorial article. Getting started on your memorial now will ensure that important details of your life story are included.

Click here to download these guidelines. The form can be downloaded and printed out as a PDF or with Google Docs

Your memorial will not be published on the class site or in TAPS without your family's permission. 

Additional suggestions for writing your memorial can be found on the West Point AOG site.

If you have questions or would like help, please reach out through our site's comment form.