Brian, I gotta ask. I know you were a naval officer and on a recent post, I see the class of ’66. Our town just celebrated it’s 50th anniversary of lacrosse at the high school level. Getting back into it, with the fire of the sport rekindled, I just read a book by Neil Duffy entitled “The Spirit in the Stick.” It touched in depth the achievements of Jimmy Lewis. You’re all a remarkable bunch. By chance, did you know him?
Thank you. Semper Fi regards.
Everyone knew of Jim Lewis because of his Lacrosse and Soccer accomplishments, All American two-years running in Lacrosse and scored the winning goal for USNA in the ’64 National Soccer title , but I can’t say I knew him well. He was in Eighteenth Company, I was in Second Company … the other end of Bancroft Hall … but Rod Rempt was in the same company as Jim and also a friend of my room mate, so we’d all bump into each other once in a while. I had a few classes with Jim.
You might like another book, Sense of Honor by Jim Webb Class of ’68. Jim Webb was in 8th Co, which was just around the corner from 2nd Co. He was a Plebe when I was a 2nd Classman, and would ‘come around’ from time to time to enjoy some pushups, etc. His book Sense of Honor pretty much reflects what it was like back then and the characters are a collage of some of my friends.
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