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Kevin's West Point Scrapbook

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S: Kevin I. Lauer West Point Years 2006 - 2011

1: "The power of making war often prevents it, and in our case would give efficacy to our desire of peace." - Thomas Jefferson to George Washington December 4, 1788 | "... I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power, the greater it will be." -Thomas Jefferson June 12, 1815

4: Plebe Year 2006 - 2007

6: Reception Day This is the day when new cadets arrive at West Point. Their heads are shaved, they are issued their uniforms, and they learn how to march.

7: June 26, 2006

8: August 12, 2006 | Acceptance Day After 2 months of Beast (Boot Camp), new cadets are accepted into the corps and become Plebes.

10: A-Day Parade

11: Welcome to the Corps | New Cadet

13: Plebe Parent Weekend October 2006

16: Chemistry

18: Sandhurst April 2007

25: Yearling Year 2007 - 2008

26: Camp Illumination Summer 2007

29: Cavalry Scouts

31: Christmas 2007 Vancouver, CA

36: Cow Years

37: 2008 - 2010

38: Kevin | Lauer | WEST POINT

39: Buckner Cadre Summer 2008

40: Affirmation is when cadets take their oath committing to five years of military service post graduation.

41: In September of 2008, Kevin was diagnosed with cancer. He took the year off for medical leave. Kevin stayed with the Smith family in HI while receiving chemotherapy. His cancer went into remission in December of 2008, and he began his Cow Year over again in the fall of 2009.

42: If you have to have cancer, might as well have it in Hawaii...

46: Mr. & Mrs. Knobel

47: November 2009

52: Christmas Dinner 2009

56: Branch Night is when cadets learn what branch within the army they will be serving in. | 500th Night This dance marks 500 days until graduation

57: Firstie Year 2010 - 2011

59: For the mechanical engineering department's senior capstone project, Kevin led a team to design and build an off road go cart.

60: Kevin Lauer Portland, OR

61: Mini Baja!

62: Mini Baja Competition April 2011

65: Ring Weekend

69: Ring Poop Oh my gosh, sir/ma'am! What a beautiful ring! What a crass mass of brass and glass! What a bold mold of rolled gold! What a cool jewel you got from your school! See how it sparkles and shines? It must have cost you a fortune! May I touch it, may I touch it please, sir/ma'am?

72: Branch Night

73: 100th Night

76: The graduation parade symbolizes cadets leaving the corps and entering the Army. | Graduation Parade

80: Graduation Dinner

81: First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the graduation dinner.

86: Graduation Ceremony

90: Pinning Ceremony

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