As a Cornell 44 veteran of World War II, I was asked to provide a few words for our website page thats dedicated to those of our classmates who gave their lives while in wartime service to their country. This is not an easy thing for me to do for like a great many of you, I knew some of these deceased 44's intimately. . . .
The inscription thats shown on the computer-generated plaque appearing immediately below tells it better than any words I might add, and Id like to leave it at that . . .
The Class memorial to our 31 classmates is in the form of a large two foot by three foot bronze plaque - a photograph of which also appears below. The plaque is mounted on the south wall of our Class of 1944 Memorial Room in Bartels Hall and was the first item of memorabilia of the 40's to be placed in the Memorial Room.